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New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums
Poverty
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Poverty
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New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums

AFP - March 14, 2018

Young people from Central America’s poor neighborhoods bear the brunt of limited opportunities for work and study and unequal distribution of wealth in their countries, according to…

Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio

The Tico Times - February 20, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

Reconstruyendo la comunidad de La Carpio por medio de la educación cultural
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Reconstruyendo la comunidad de La Carpio por medio de la educación cultural

The Tico Times - February 19, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey

The Tico Times - October 29, 2015

More than 65 percent of poor Costa Ricans are under 35 years old, according to a new multi-dimensional poverty index Casa Presidencial rolled out Thursday. Children under…

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty
Business
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Business
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More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty

The Tico Times - October 23, 2015

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty, according to the latest household survey from the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC), released Thursday. Extreme poverty…

World Bank: Extreme poverty to fall below 10 percent
Global
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Global
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World Bank: Extreme poverty to fall below 10 percent

Jeremy Tordjman | AFP - October 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Extreme poverty will this year fall to less than 10 percent of the global population for the first time, although there is still "great concern"…

PHOTOS: Human rights office uses images to show the everyday side of poverty in Costa Rica
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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PHOTOS: Human rights office uses images to show the everyday side of poverty in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 26, 2015

A new collaboration between the Ombudsman’s Office, Veritas University and the University of Costa Rica aims to personalize the plight of poverty faced by many Costa Ricans.…

Millions exit poverty worldwide, but just barely: study
Global
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Global
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Millions exit poverty worldwide, but just barely: study

AFP - July 8, 2015

WASHINGTON D.C. — Almost 700 million people rose out of abject poverty over the first decade of the century, but most of them remain locked at very low…

Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families
Economy
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Economy
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Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

The administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís launched a targeted poverty-reduction plan on Thursday, aimed at pulling at least 54,600 families out of extreme poverty. The plan, called “Puente al Desarrollo” (Bridge to Development),…

Troubling statistics: Nearly a quarter of Costa Ricans live in poverty
Latin America
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Latin America
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Troubling statistics: Nearly a quarter of Costa Ricans live in poverty

The Tico Times - October 30, 2014

Poverty and extreme poverty have climbed to four-year highs in Costa Rica, according to the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC). On Thursday, INEC released the results of…