The Tico Times won top honors in journalism Friday at the American-Costa Rican Chamber of Commerce Social Responsibility in Action Awards for a story on efforts to save the Pacuare River from being dammed.
The Cabot Prize lauded Segnini as a fearless reporter and an innovator whose "courageous investigative stories unveiling corruption and bribery scandals led to the arrest of two former Costa Rican presidents.”
You could say that the Magón National Prize for Culture is kind of like the Pulitzer of Costa Rica. It's a national honor given to an exceptional artist or intellectual, and it celebrates an entire lifetime of cultural contributions. Described by the Culture Ministry as “the highest recognition awarded by the nation of Costa Rica,” this year’s Magón Prize went to 70-year-old poet Julieta Dobles Yzaguirre.