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Costa Rica’s struggle with fiscal reform highlights its governance problems
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica’s struggle with fiscal reform highlights its governance problems

John McPhaul - August 13, 2015

The Costa Rican government’s struggle to launch fiscal reform to deal with its large and growing budget deficit brings into sharp focus the ongoing governance problems faced…

Latin America’s anti-corruption crusade
Crime
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Crime
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Latin America’s anti-corruption crusade

Jorge G. Castañeda - July 28, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Even as much of Latin America engages in almost hyperbolic celebrations over the renewed diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States, the continent…

Why women need Father’s Day
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Why women need Father’s Day

Katherine Stanley - June 21, 2015

The ugly tie. The useless gadget. The misshapen clay ashtray for the man who doesn’t smoke. Father’s Day can be a wonderful time to acknowledge the men…

Fighting global warming, one tree at a time
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Fighting global warming, one tree at a time

Rachelle Williams - May 25, 2015

Growing up on a sustainable farm in Louisiana, Jennifer Leigh Smith seemed destined to work in environmental protection. Leaving behind a career of almost eight years as…

Making a difference in a one-of-a-kind town
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Making a difference in a one-of-a-kind town

Wystan Bryant-Scott and Justin Sabath - May 24, 2015

The smoothly paved road abruptly turns to dirt and gravel as you hike up into a verdant mountain vale. You’ve decided to stay with a local family;…

Op-ed: ‘Zombie’ Canadian mining company, Infinito Gold, stalks Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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Op-ed: ‘Zombie’ Canadian mining company, Infinito Gold, stalks Costa Rica

Rick Arnold - May 20, 2015

Most of us are familiar with zombies featured in scary B movies, otherwise known as the living dead. Now a recent study by Tony Simon, co-founder of…

Latin America between Kennan and Obama
Global
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Global
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Latin America between Kennan and Obama

Juan Gabriel Tokatlian - May 5, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The late U.S. diplomat and strategist George Kennan is remembered as the creator of the doctrine of “containment,” which formed the centerpiece of the…

The battle over distributed generation of electricity in Costa Rica
Business
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Business
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The battle over distributed generation of electricity in Costa Rica

Cham Brownell - April 11, 2015

An April 10 article in The Tico Times titled “ICE could sell excess energy to neighboring countries” detailed the ability for Costa Rica to lower electricity rates…

Water: It Flows Freely in the Streets
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Water: It Flows Freely in the Streets

Allen Dickinson - March 29, 2015

It appears that our new president, Luis Guillermo Solís, is trying to make some reforms that will make Costa Rica more efficient, both in its operation and…

Why we need International Women’s Day
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Why we need International Women’s Day

Mitzi Stark - March 8, 2015

Just six days after the first International Women’s Day in 1911, more than 140 women workers died in a factory fire in New York City. The bosses had…

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