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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.…

FIFA now officially an international joke
Global
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Global
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FIFA now officially an international joke

Kavitha Davidson | Bloomberg - November 15, 2014

The corruption probe of the World Cup bidding process may be predictably over, but the controversy surrounding FIFA's decisions on who should host is just getting started.…

The US, Cuba and Ebola: A common enemy
Global
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Global
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The US, Cuba and Ebola: A common enemy

Ted Piccone - November 5, 2014

Originally published in The Mark News and used here with permission. See the original post. On Oct. 28, the United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly for the 23rd…

Autism: A human condition, not an insult
Health
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Health
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Autism: A human condition, not an insult

Maribell Madrigal Cisneros - October 20, 2014

I have spent 29 years of my life fighting to improve the quality of life of autistic people and their families. I’ve done this as a mother,…

Obama cannot keep ignoring Bashar Assad in Syria
Crime
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Crime
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Obama cannot keep ignoring Bashar Assad in Syria

Jackson Diehl | The Washington Post - September 28, 2014

In the past month, U.S. President Barack Obama has launched an open-ended Middle East war, built an impressive coalition of allies and entirely reversed his previous strategy…

From the land of the rising sun
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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From the land of the rising sun

Marco Antonio Jiménez Muñoz | Mayor of Nicoya - September 13, 2014

The anthem of the province of Guanacaste reminds us of the unique and magnificent history of this region ever since it became a part of Costa Rica:…

Just say ‘No’ to the War on Drugs: Seeking a Latin American solution
Crime
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Crime
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Just say ‘No’ to the War on Drugs: Seeking a Latin American solution

School of the Americas Watch, Costa Rica - September 3, 2014

The War on Drugs is the Big Lie used to justify the militarization of Costa Rican police. The argument goes like this: A small country like Costa…

Did we forget the lesson the ‘Greatest Generation’ fought so hard to learn?
Global
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Global
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Did we forget the lesson the ‘Greatest Generation’ fought so hard to learn?

Michael Crump - August 1, 2014

Costa Rica’s former President Óscar Arias is correct in his assessment of the cause of the current U.S. “child immigration problem.” The clear takeaway is: If you…

New hope for Haiti
Crime
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Crime
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New hope for Haiti

Ban Ki-moon - August 1, 2014

During a recent visit to the rural community of Los Palmas, Haiti, I had the opportunity to talk with families directly affected by the cholera epidemic that…

Global
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Militarism in Costa Rica

Mitzi Stark | Women's International League for Peace and Freedom - April 9, 2014

Militarism in the world is definitely expanding. In 2012, military expenses totaled $1.7 trillion and growing. Every day we see news about armed conflicts, police actions and…