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

Zach Dyer - 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
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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
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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

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

Zach Dyer - 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…

Costa Rica unveils partnership with Oxford University to tackle persistent poverty
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Latin America
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Costa Rica unveils partnership with Oxford University to tackle persistent poverty

Zach Dyer - August 7, 2014

President Luis Guillermo Solís announced a new partnership with the U.K.'s Oxford University on Thursday that he hopes can improve Costa Rica’s stagnant poverty rate. Costa Rica…

Anti-poverty programs enjoy success, but jobs would be better, says UN
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Anti-poverty programs enjoy success, but jobs would be better, says UN

Zach Dyer - June 2, 2014

Costa Rica could reduce its poverty rate by 8.5 percent if all employers paid the legal minimum wage and poor families could find work, according to a…

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Verdict in on Latin American left-wing leadership

Raul Gallegos | Bloomberg - April 25, 2014

[caption id="attachment_35083" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Screenshot of Social Progress Index)[/caption] There's an enduring myth in Latin America that left-wing populist governments somehow do a better job of promoting…

How having a home changes lives
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How having a home changes lives

Mónica Quesada - January 18, 2014

In 2006, more than 1,000 families in extreme poverty, most of them Nicaraguan immigrants, were evicted from a shantytown called La Candela behind the Juan Santamaría International…

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