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Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires
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Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2019

Fueled by strong winds and unusually dry conditions, wildfires near Nosara, Guanacaste have forced a community of volunteer firefighters to mobilize for their town’s safety. Bomberos de…

This week in the Peace Corps: A volunteer’s time in Talamanca
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This week in the Peace Corps: A volunteer’s time in Talamanca

Collin / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 4, 2019

It’s interesting when people ask me what’s it like living in an indigenous community. I get the sense that they’re expecting me to compare it with the…

This week in the Peace Corps: Mural project opens doors to the explore the world
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This week in the Peace Corps: Mural project opens doors to the explore the world

Taylor T. / Peace Corps Volunteer - February 23, 2019

Educational institutions play an important role in every community by providing a positive learning environment for students and teaching them to be the future leaders of our…

This week in the Peace Corps: Camp GLOW empowering young women worldwide
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This week in the Peace Corps: Camp GLOW empowering young women worldwide

Paige G. / Peace Corps Volunteer - February 2, 2019

During summer vacations, here in Costa Rica, many Peace Corps volunteers work with their communities and each other to organize camps for community youth. Two Peace Corps…

Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic
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Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: Costa Rica free from plastic

Sandy Sandoval - January 26, 2019

In the hustle and bustle of modern life, single-use plastics – straws, coffee stirrers, bags, bottles and most food packaging – can be synonymous with convenience, but…

CRUSA Foundation creates competition to strengthen non-profit organizations
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CRUSA Foundation creates competition to strengthen non-profit organizations

The Tico Times - January 24, 2019

Costa Rican nonprofit organizations seeking to jumpstart their fundraising, outreach, or overall capacity can now apply for support from a new source. The Costa Rica USA Foundation…

Costa Rica’s ‘invaluable’ 280-kilometer, sea-to-sea, 16-day hike
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Costa Rica’s ‘invaluable’ 280-kilometer, sea-to-sea, 16-day hike

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

While spending more than two weeks hiking Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-kilometer trail from Costa Rica’s Atlantic to Pacific coasts, the country’s natural beauty took a…

This week in the Peace Corps: Jumpstarting English with Peace Corps Volunteers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Jumpstarting English with Peace Corps Volunteers

Peace Corps Costa Rica - January 22, 2019

JumpStart camps led by Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) have officially begun all throughout Costa Rica. These intensive four-week English camps provide children from low-income areas the opportunity to…

La Tica Polar: Costa Rican scientist pursues her Antarctic dreams
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La Tica Polar: Costa Rican scientist pursues her Antarctic dreams

Duncan Anderson - January 1, 2019

Costa Rican marine scientist Melania Guerra is one of 80 women – all with backgrounds in science, technology, engineering, mathematics or medicine – selected for the third…

Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock
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Costa Rican students create environmentally friendly sunblock

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

It’s important to wear sunscreen at the beach, but some of the substances that help keep you safe from the sun can cause damage to underwater life.…

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