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This week in the Peace Corps: Moving Out in Costa Rica
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Moving Out in Costa Rica

Savannah K. / Peace Corps Volunteer - December 7, 2018

Upon arrival in Costa Rica, as part of our three months of training before being sent to our permanent sites, all aspiring Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) are…

UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenders
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Colombia
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UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenders

Alexander Villegas - December 4, 2018

A UN official called on the Colombian government to step up measures to protect human rights defenders following an upsurge in the number murdered since the signing…

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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: Dec. 03, 2018

Alexander Villegas - December 3, 2018

Read the stories mentioned above: Costa Rica celebrates 70 years without an army Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws The Tico Times visits Puerto…

Dreamlike, diverse and grappling with change: Our Santa Teresa deep dive
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santa teresa
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Dreamlike, diverse and grappling with change: Our Santa Teresa deep dive

Alexander Villegas - December 3, 2018

Even Costa Ricans fawn over the idea of visiting Santa Teresa. When you step on the beach you’re surrounded by a colorful assortment of nature. The sky…

Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws
Brazil
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Brazil
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Costa Rica offers to host COP25 after Brazil withdraws

Alexander Villegas - December 2, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado announced that Costa Rica will throw its hat in the ring to host the COP25 Climate Change Conference in 2019. On Dec. 1, when…

Can it still be agua de sapo if El Portón Rojo mixes it with rum?
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Can it still be agua de sapo if El Portón Rojo mixes it with rum?

Natalia Díaz - December 2, 2018

I sat down to eat pizza at El Portón Rojo (200 meters east and 75 south from Arenas store, at Los Yoses) and ordered my usual pizza…

Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says
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Crime
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Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says

AFP / Paulina Abramamovich - December 1, 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said…

MISSING PERSON: Carla Stefaniak
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Missing Persons
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MISSING PERSON: Carla Stefaniak

Alexander Villegas - November 30, 2018

Carla Stefaniak, 36, a Tampa native who was visiting Costa Rica for her birthday, has been missing since Tuesday night. Stefaniak's friend and sister-in-law, April Antonieta, reported…

Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica
Refugees
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Refugees
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Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

Alexander Villegas / UNHCR - November 29, 2018

With her brownies, chocolates and custom-made cakes selling out fast, baker Julissa Marin de Colman is looking to expand. She needs a bigger oven to bake more…

Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea
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Changemakers
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Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea

Sandy Sandoval - November 28, 2018

Coral reefs are known as the rainforests of the sea for their extraordinary biodiversity. These breathtaking underwater structures are created by a legion of tiny mega builders…

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