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Yes, my family had to flee Cuba. But staying mad about it doesn’t achieve anything.
Cuba
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Cuba
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Yes, my family had to flee Cuba. But staying mad about it doesn’t achieve anything.

Eric Zurita | Special To The Washington Post - March 25, 2016

During one of the first phone conversations I had with Papi after he left Cuba, I asked him to send me a bicycle with an umbrella attached…

Water concessions: A priority for use in Costa Rica
Climate Change
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Climate Change
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Water concessions: A priority for use in Costa Rica

Germán Ignacio Pochet Ballester - March 16, 2016

Today, more than ever, humanity faces the possibility of an environmental catastrophe, caused mainly by global warming. Across the globe you can see the effects: rising sea…

It’s time to end the war on drugs
Crime
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Crime
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It’s time to end the war on drugs

Michael Cox and John Collins - March 14, 2016

Few question that the “war on drugs” has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled…

Why we celebrate International Women’s Day
Gender equality
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Gender equality
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Why we celebrate International Women’s Day

Olivia Ramos - March 8, 2016

See: Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year Today is International Women’s Day, and around the world women will join in parades and discussions on the…

Britons abroad: Don’t miss out on your right to vote in the EU referendum
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Britons abroad: Don’t miss out on your right to vote in the EU referendum

Ambassador Ross Denny - February 4, 2016

As British ambassador to Costa Rica and Nicaragua, I encourage British expats to register ahead of the European Union (EU) referendum on the United Kingdom’s membership in…