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The ants won this round

I should have known better. This is the tropics, after all. I mean, even fence posts turn into trees in these hyper-fertile lands. But it...

Walking Around: This Isn’t McDonald’s

On a recent trip to Manuel Antonio National Park, I stopped at a pharmacy in Parrita, which is about 20 minutes outside of Quepos....

Hey, You Look Just Like A Fat Woman

It's the holidays, and that means that San Jose's streets are absolutely teeming with shoppers, gawkers, hustlers, helpers, and all in between. On the...

Walking Around: Refugees Are Like You Or Me

On the outside wall of Costa Rica's National Assembly I found this phrase:   "Refugees are like you or me, with just one difference: they have...

Walking Around: Urban Contradictions

I walk past this scene every day on my way to work. You might think that I trek in from the countryside to a...
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The Bolivian Amazon Orchestra Revives a Unique Indigenous Opera in the World

A rare Baroque opera written by an indigenous person, whose scores were hidden for centuries in a church in the Bolivian Amazon, came to...

Expat Living: Moving to a New House in Costa Rica

Moving isn’t fun in any country. Nothing extols the virtues of minimalism like picking up all your stuff and putting it back down again...

Panama’s President-Elect Vows Deportation for Darién Migrants

Panama's president-elect, José Raúl Mulino, promised this Thursday to deport migrants who enter the country through the Darién jungle, which borders Colombia, on their...