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Women of Costa Rica: Let’s open the door for each other already
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Women of Costa Rica: Let’s open the door for each other already

Katherine Stanley - March 8, 2015

After I had been living in Costa Rica for a few years, I was home on a visit to the U.S., running errands with my dad. He…

Inaction presses on: The US immigration crisis
Global
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Global
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Inaction presses on: The US immigration crisis

Melanie Furey - February 23, 2015

See also: Fix the immigration crisis at its root Following a summer and fall filled with headlines about Central American children and other undocumented immigrants crossing into the…

You can’t speak Spanish without huevos
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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You can’t speak Spanish without huevos

Katherine Stanley - January 19, 2015

Recommended: The real secret of the world's happiest country - grapes and MacGyver Most weeks, I aspire to examine Costa Rican language and culture with as much…

Six years later, what impact has CAFTA had on Costa Rica?
Business
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Business
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Six years later, what impact has CAFTA had on Costa Rica?

Melanie Furey - January 15, 2015

In recent years, the rhetoric in Costa Rica regarding the Dominican Republic-Central American Free-Trade Agreement with the United States (CAFTA-DR) has died down as the impact of…

Why San José’s epic traffic jams are also an opportunity
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Why San José’s epic traffic jams are also an opportunity

Joe Baur - January 4, 2015

Josefinos and the rest of the Central Valley’s commuters lament the morning and evening standstill traffic. Cars are suddenly turned into turtles, inching forward slowly but surely.…

10 ways life in Costa Rica has been transformed, and you didn’t even notice
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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10 ways life in Costa Rica has been transformed, and you didn’t even notice

Theo Mills - January 3, 2015

Over the last five years, Costa Rica has been transformed in some small ways we now take for granted. Living here will never be the same again.…

In this holiday season, finding ways to make a difference
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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In this holiday season, finding ways to make a difference

Katherine Stanley - December 11, 2014

In the low-income neighborhood of Rincón Grande in western San José, a young woman has finished her last tests of the school year. Instead of hanging out…

A search for Central America’s own Malalas
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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A search for Central America’s own Malalas

Sylvia Arias Penón - December 10, 2014

On December 10, 2004, Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental and political activist, became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In her acceptance speech…

Costa Rica celebrates 66th anniversary of the abolition of its army
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica celebrates 66th anniversary of the abolition of its army

Manuel A. González Sanz - December 1, 2014

Costa Rica abolished its army 66 years ago. During national celebrations children and young people as the main protagonists carry the Costa Rican flag and proudly parade in…

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When will violence against women stop?

Olive Branch - November 25, 2014

Today is the International Day Against Violence Toward Women. Exactly one month ago, on Oct. 25, another Costa Rican woman was killed at the hands of her companion.…

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