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Floribeth Mora Attributes Life to Pope John Paul II

Floribeth Mora was dying of an aneurysm in Costa Rica about three years ago. Doctors had determined it was inoperable. As Mora laid in her bed and waited to die, however, she noticed a photograph of Pope John Paul II …

Albino Blue Marlin: Is This Very Rare Fish For Real?

This is really cool, or maybe not so cool. Pictures of an incredibly rare albino blue marlin were taken by a group of fishermen in Costa Rica, or were they? The Billfish Report is calling these photos the first ever …

Google Maps Nearly Ignited War Between Nicaragua & Costa Rica In 2010 Google Maps Nearly Ignited War Between Nicaragua & Costa Rica In 2010
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Google, it seems, should stick to playing RISK when it comes to defining the borders that separate dominions of countries – especially when the involved countries already have a history of border disputes. However, Google has Google Maps, as you …

Military Invasion Blamed On Google Maps
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Not long ago, a Nicaraguan military commander caused an international incident by leading his soldiers into Costa Rican territory.  He replaced a Costa Rican flag with a Nicaraguan one, too.  And according to the commander, this all occurred because of an error on Google Maps.

Apparently maps used by both the Nicaraguan and Costa Rican governments agree on the location of a border near San Juan del Norte.  Unfortunately, the commander consulted Google Maps, which shows a rather different version of the boundary.