Costa Rica

    Costa Rican President Oscar Arias has recovered from a bout of H1N1 swine flu and will return to his normal routine on Aug. 18. Arias, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987, had been working from his home since contracting a mild case of the swine flu more than a week ago. Arias had been considered a higher-risk case because he also suffers from asthma. Last month, Arias brokered talks to try to resolve the political crisis in Honduras, where a de facto government unrecognized by most of the world has been holding power since the army ousted President Manuel Zelaya in a June 28 coup. (Reuters)

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