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A New International Airport in Limon, Costa Rica?

A New International Airport in Limon, Costa Rica?

By Narayan Ammachchi International aviation infrastructure firm Mel Group has offered to finance construction of an international airport in Puerto Limon, a coastal town in Costa Rica home to about 60,000 people. The airport, which would be built in Saborio Matina, 25 kilometers ...

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Brazil Raises Taxes on Imports, Fuel and Credit

Brazil Raises Taxes on Imports, Fuel and Credit

By Narayan Ammachchi Brazil has raised taxes on fuel, imports and consumer loans as Latin America’s biggest economy battles to narrow budget deficits. According to new Finance Minister Joaquim Levy, the tax rise will raise government revenue by US$7.8 billion ...

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Facebook Launches Free Internet Service in Colombia

Facebook Launches Free Internet Service in Colombia

By Narayan Ammachchi Social networking giant Facebook has launched its Internet.org app on the Tigo network in Colombia to provide free access to basic Internet services. The app will not allow users to browse all websites, but it will enable ...

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US-Mexico International Railway Nears Completion

US-Mexico International Railway Nears Completion

By Narayan Ammachchi The West Rail Bypass Bridge that connects the Mexican city of Matamoros with Brownsville, Texas, will be opened to traffic in the next couple of months, according to Mexico’s transport and communications ministry. Billed as the first ...

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Photo Essay: Lima’s Miraflores District Shines

Photo Essay: Lima’s Miraflores District Shines

By Duncan Tucker With its carefully groomed parks, busy streets and dramatic cliffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Miraflores is one of Lima’s most popular neighborhoods among tourists, expats and locals alike. Lima remains very much the center of Peru’s tech ...

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