This Week in Costa Rica: The importance of local journalism
This week showed more than ever the importance of local journalism in Costa Rica.
We have been busy this week bringing you ethical, responsible and transparent reporting on allegations made against Óscar Arias, Costa Rica’s most revered statesman.
The Tico Times helped break news this week, including the story of one accuser, Marta Araya Marroni.
We will continue to be an independent news source, free from outside influence, thanks to you and all our readers. As we’ve done since 1956, we’ll bring you the biggest and most important stories from Costa Rica.
Editor’s note: Katherine Stanley, Managing Editor of The Tico Times, worked in the Office of the President during Oscar Arias’ second presidency and provides English-language speechwriting services for Arias. She has recused herself from all reporting and editorial decisions for any story involving Arias, including this one.
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