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Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding

EOCA selected the Corcovado Foundation for its proposal to reduce plastic waste in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula.

A conversation with Christiana Figueres: ‘Costa Rica punches above its weight’

Figueres talks Costa Rica, climate change and aiming high.

This week in the Peace Corps: A grassroots look inside your morning cup of joe

What time of the year is it? It’s coffee picking season. Coffee all over Costa Rica is in full swing. In my beautiful high-altitude mountainous community along the Panamanian border, that means hundreds of indigenous Panamanians cross the border to pick coffee from September to February.

A conversation with Steve Aronson: ‘The character of Costa Ricans will save us’

The U.S.-Costa Rican philanthropist chatted with us before being honored as a CRUSAder of the Year.

Costa Rica Peace Corps: Día del Negro y Afrodescendientes

Limón is the most culturally diverse of Costa Rica's provinces marked by an Afro-Caribbean heritage that has made a significant impact on local culture. It has influenced dress, music, food, and languages spoken throughout the region. PCV Jose recounts his experience celebrating the region's Afro-Caribbean roots with fellow Peace Corps Volunteers and staff members during festivities for Dia del Negro y Afrodescendientes.

This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province

After four years with Peace Corps Costa Rica, I am reflective about living and working in indigenous communities throughout Limón Province.

Lifeguards call for help in Costa Rica: support their work in Osa

Due to a contract snafu with the Municipality of Osa, public funding for lifeguard salaries were suspended last April.

Children: the future of shark protection

Today's Pic of the Day comes from nonprofit Misión Tiburón.

Misión Tiburón: The husband and wife team protecting sharks in Costa Rica

There has been a drastic decline in population of several shark species around the world over the past few years, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The non-profit organization Misión Tiburón in Guanacaste is committed to marine life with a focus on shark conservation.

This week in the Peace Corps: Bricks to Bread – A success story

In July 2017, Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Brian was introduced to Nancy Fitzimons Alvarado, a 1989 Peace Corps Volunteer and the co-founder of the non-profit organization, Bricks to Bread.

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