Monthly Archives: August 2016

U.S. Holiday Schedule 2016

Holidays in United States in 2016 Change Year | Change Holidays | Change Country   Date Weekday Holiday name Holiday type Where it is observed Jan 1 Friday New Year’s Day Federal Holiday Jan 6 Wednesday Epiphany Christian Jan 7 … Continue reading

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Why Two Last Names?

Hispanic Last Names: Why Two of Them? One of the most misunderstood characteristics of Hispanic culture is the use of our last names. In the last 20 years, more and more Hispanics are being mentioned in the mainstream of American … Continue reading

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Latino vs Hispanic

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What Time is it in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA) Remember when you could call for the time? In Costa Rica, every day some 16,000 people still call to find out the time, a service that survives despite today’s technology. The interesting part is that only does it still … Continue reading

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Maps – Making all the Pieces Fit

  What’s the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent   What’s the real size of Africa? How Western states used maps to downplay size of continent By Sophie Morlin-Yron, for CNN Updated … Continue reading

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International Surf Championship Costa Rica

    Tia Blanco of the United States waves Old glory to celebrate the second gold in a row in the open women’s category.   Two bronze surfing medals for Costa Rica   By the A.M. Costa Rica staff Costa … Continue reading

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The Route of The Conquistadors

This is a good story.  The day before the International Surf Championship begins in Costa Rica Roman Urbina gets inducted into the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame.  Not bad for 53 years old… nod nod, wink wink.   Román Urbina, … Continue reading

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