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Women: Do we want to stay alive?
Contexto
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Contexto
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Women: Do we want to stay alive?

Lucía Vargas - April 12, 2017

A month ago the country was submerged in a celebration that expands throughout the world: International Women's Day. As expected, there was praise and supporting words for…

Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair

Alvaro Murillo - March 23, 2017

Recommended: Costa Rica, fake news and the 'Trump effect' - we are unprepared I love talking to Costa Rican friends who live abroad and come back from…

The conversation Costa Rica should be having this election year
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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The conversation Costa Rica should be having this election year

Alvaro Murillo - January 24, 2017

Let’s get transcendental. Costa Rica has begun its last electoral process before its 200th birthday as an independent nation. It’s time to talk about what’s urgent, what’s…

An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’
A Look Back
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A Look Back
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An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’

Alvaro Murillo - December 19, 2016

With the death of former President Luis Alberto Monge on Nov. 29, it was necessary to take a look back at our historical record and living anecdotes.…

Hurricane Otto: Two myths swept aside in a single night
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Hurricane Otto: Two myths swept aside in a single night

Alvaro Murillo - November 28, 2016

In 2005 while I was doing a practicum at a newspaper in Spain, I overheard a designer pass off as fact a story about Costa Rica; I…

The triumph of Donald Trump
News
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News
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The triumph of Donald Trump

Oscar Arias - November 12, 2016

One of the characteristics of our era is that populism belongs to no one country, region or continent – nor any one ideology, since it occurs in…

Political renewal is needed – but it can’t be forced
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Political renewal is needed – but it can’t be forced

Alvaro Murillo - October 13, 2016

See also: "Make Costa Rica great again?" Few arguments in Costa Rica are as contradictory as the discussion of the need for “new faces” in politics. I…

Op-ed: Reduce and Recycle to Remain Relevant in Global Tourism
Conservation
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Conservation
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Op-ed: Reduce and Recycle to Remain Relevant in Global Tourism

Mary Little - October 10, 2016

We all know how exceedingly fortunate we are to live in or visit such a diverse and stunning place as Costa Rica. So we go to the beach…

Make Costa Rica great again?
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Make Costa Rica great again?

Alvaro Murillo - September 29, 2016

The Tico Times is proud to present this new column from Álvaro Murillo, an experienced journalist who specializes in political coverage and has written for La Nación,…

Let’s stop trying to convince people not to vote for Trump
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Let’s stop trying to convince people not to vote for Trump

Randall Trejos - March 28, 2016

When he started, some thought it was a joke. Now he’s on his way to becoming the Republican Party’s presidential nominee. This is one of those stories…