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2012-09-24 02:31:12

ALBANY, New York, September 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Commercial Fluorescent Lighting Market - Latin America Industry Scenario, Trends, Analysis, Size, Share and Forecast, 2011 - 2017 [http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/commercial-fluorescent-lighting-market.html ]", Latin American Commercial fluorescent lighting market was worth USD 212.3 million in...

2012-09-24 02:21:37

ALBANY, New York, September 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research (http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com) "Low Voltage Cables Market - Latin America Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis and Forecast, 2011 - 2018 [http://www.transparencymarketresearch.com/low-voltage-cables-market.html ]", low voltage cables market in Latin America was worth USD 3,604.9 million in 2011 and is expected to reach USD 6,418.8...

2012-09-13 23:03:19

Property Tropics reveals plans to aid would-be expats and other people seeking greener pastures on Panama´s foreign retiree-friendly soil. From navigating the cities of Panama to finding the ideal real estate, Property Tropics provides the necessary resources to ease into overseas living. Destin, Florida (PRWEB) September 13, 2012 Panama has consistently ranked as one of the top places abroad to retire to by Forbes magazine due to cheaper living costs and warm weather. The allure of...

Earthquake Strikes Costa Rica
2012-09-05 11:29:22

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Costa Rica was rocked by a powerful, magnitude-7.6 earthquake this morning, but so far there have been no reports of major damage. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the earthquake struck about 38 miles from the town of Liberia, and 88 miles west of the capital, San Jose. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said in a post that a tsunami warning is in effect for Costa Rica, Panama, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras,...

2012-07-24 23:01:00

GFE to initially target Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama, with an immediate order of one NPU 60, and a minimum purchase commitment of an additional 4 NPU 60s for the first year, then to extend to other Latin America countries. Barrington, IL (PRWEB) July 24, 2012 EcoloCap Solutions Inc. (OTCBB-ECOS), a technology company focused on utilizing advanced nanotechnology to design, develop, manufacture and sell alternative energy products, is please to announce that it has signed an non-binding...

2012-07-23 06:20:29

WestJet adds even more destinations in the Caribbean and Mexico CALGARY, July 23, 2012 /CNW/ - WestJet announced today it will add four new sun destinations and extend two more from seasonal to year-round as part of its 2012-2013 winter schedule. The new Caribbean destinations are Antigua and Barbuda, Curacao and Costa Rica*, all from Toronto Pearson International Airport. The airline's newest Mexican destination is Manzanillo, via Calgary International Airport. Details of...

2012-07-12 02:30:23

BELLEVUE, Wash., July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Egencia®, an Expedia, Inc. company, announced the expansion of the Egencia Global Alliance to include strategic partnerships with leading local travel management companies (TMCs) in Russia, Ukraine, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Peru, Venezuela, and Sri Lanka. The Egencia Global Alliance (EGA) is comprised of Egencia partners in 34 countries, bringing the company's presence to 54 countries worldwide. "Our customers do business across the world, and...

2012-07-12 02:24:26

Getting Ready for the WRC FIA World Rally in Germany MEXICO CITY, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released today by Marca Pais - Imagen de Mexico: Ricardo Trivino, a Mexican-born rally driver, was crowned once again regional champion for the North America, Central America, and northern South America and Caribbean (NACAM) in Costa Rica. The Costa Rica-based rally became his 118th international rally. On his sixth win this year, the 39-year old rally...

2012-06-25 06:24:50

NEW YORK, June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- This year Ernst & Young, in conjunction with the Earthwatch Institute, is sending 30 volunteers on skills-based expeditions to Brazil and Costa Rica to conduct field research and recommend strategies for implementing environmentally and economically sustainable practices to local businesses. This marks the fourth consecutive year Ernst & Young has sent volunteers on one-week expeditions with Earthwatch Institute, an organization that engages...

2012-06-24 23:03:12

20 years ago the Laguna del Lagarto Lodge was one of the first hotels to lead the charge for ecotourism in Costa Rica when it first opened its doors in 1992 and proved it can have a powerful impact on residents and tourists alike. Denver, CO (PRWEB) June 23, 2012 The Laguna del Lagarto Lodge is celebrating its 20th anniversary and was one of the first hotels to lead the charge for ecotourism in Costa Rica. When it first opened its doors in 1992 the lodge proved it could have a powerful...


Latest Costa Rica Reference Libraries

Granular Poison Frog, Oophaga Granulifera
2013-06-25 13:49:03

The Granular Poison Frog (Oophaga granulifera) is a species of frog belonging to the family Dendrobatidae, found in Costa Rica and Panama. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical, moist, lowland forests, but it's threatened by habitat loss. This frog has been switched from Dendrobates granuliferus to Oophaga granulifera. The frog is an aposematic animal, and it utilizes poison only for the purpose of self defense from predators. It's clearly visible red color is designed as a...

Grey-necked Wood Rail, Aramedes cajaneus
2013-04-21 09:30:30

The Grey-necked Wood Rail (Aramedes cajaneus) is a species of bird belonging to the Rallidae family. It can be found in Belize, Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Columbia, El Salvador, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests, tropical and subtropical mangrove swamps, tropical or subtropical swamps, and swamps. This...

Honduran White Bat, Ectophylla alba
2012-08-10 11:10:50

The Honduran white bat (Ectophylla alba) is the sole member of its genus. It is native to western Panama, Nicaragua, Honduras, and Costa Rica, and can be found living at altitudes of up to 2,296 feet. It can reach an average body length between 1.4 and 1.8 inches. This bat has white fur on its entire body, a trait for which it was named, except for it small ears and nose which are yellow in color. It will construct tents within the leaves of the Heliconia plant, by biting the veins that...

Oryzomys_couesi,_Tylomys_panamensis
2012-07-25 06:49:31

Coues' rice rat (Oryzomys couesi) is a semiaquatic rat that can be found in southern Texas, throughout Mexico and Central America, and into the northwestern portion of Colombia. It prefers a habitat with abundant water, but it is able to live in arid habitats and shrub lands. Coues’ rice rat forms the group O. couesi, along with six other species of rat. All of these rats are in the Oryzomys genus, along with the marsh rice rat who is the sole member of its group. There are more than forty...

Crab-eating Raccoon, Procyon cancrivorus
2012-07-20 08:42:55

The crab-eating raccoon (Procyon cancrivorus) is native to South and Central America. Its range includes Trinidad and Tobago, Costa Rica, and extends to the northern areas of Uruguay and Argentina. It prefers a habitat with abundant water resources. Although the name implies that this raccoon’s diet consists of only crabs, it also consumes other crustaceans, like lobster, as well as fruits, amphibians, and turtle eggs. The crab-eating raccoon is similar in appearance to the common...

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