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It’s a bug’s life: Protecting Costa Rica’s buggy biodiversity
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It’s a bug’s life: Protecting Costa Rica’s buggy biodiversity

Sandy Sandoval - May 15, 2019

The Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's South Pacific is a corner of paradise, named the most biologically intense place on Earth due to its striking natural setting.…

Apply now: CRUSA offering full-ride scholarships to US colleges
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Apply now: CRUSA offering full-ride scholarships to US colleges

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 8, 2019

The CRUSA Foundation is offering five full-ride scholarships, valued at $43,000 each, to Costa Rican students interested in studying science, technology, engineering or math in the United…

Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding
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Costa Rica’s Corcovado Foundation a finalist for international funding

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 30, 2019

The Corcovado Foundation is Costa Rica’s lone representative as a finalist for international funding through the European Outdoor Conservation Association (EOCA). EOCA selected the Corcovado Foundation for…

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development
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This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for youth development

Susan W. / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 19, 2019

Some rural communities struggle with lack of resources and recreational activities. In my experience, the majority of the people in my community pla y soccer and ride…

Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires
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Volunteer firefighters mobilize to protect Nosara from wildfires

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 18, 2019

Fueled by strong winds and unusually dry conditions, wildfires near Nosara, Guanacaste have forced a community of volunteer firefighters to mobilize for their town’s safety. Bomberos de…

This week in the Peace Corps: A volunteer’s time in Talamanca
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This week in the Peace Corps: A volunteer’s time in Talamanca

Collin / Peace Corps Volunteer - March 4, 2019

It’s interesting when people ask me what’s it like living in an indigenous community. I get the sense that they’re expecting me to compare it with the…

This week in the Peace Corps: Mural project opens doors to the explore the world
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This week in the Peace Corps: Mural project opens doors to the explore the world

Taylor T. / Peace Corps Volunteer - February 23, 2019

Educational institutions play an important role in every community by providing a positive learning environment for students and teaching them to be the future leaders of our…

This week in the Peace Corps: Camp GLOW empowering young women worldwide
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This week in the Peace Corps: Camp GLOW empowering young women worldwide

Paige G. / Peace Corps Volunteer - February 2, 2019

During summer vacations, here in Costa Rica, many Peace Corps volunteers work with their communities and each other to organize camps for community youth. Two Peace Corps…

Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change
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Climate Change
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Costa Rican communities fighting against climate change

Latin Clima - February 2, 2019

Costa Rica decided to take the challenge of decarbonizing its economy, for which the transportation sector represents a fundamental challenge, followed by the solid waste sector. Inventories…

Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: ‘Social circus’ helps kids build self-esteem, self-reliance
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Tico Times Deep Dive
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Puerto Viejo Deep Dive: ‘Social circus’ helps kids build self-esteem, self-reliance

Duncan Anderson - January 30, 2019

PUERTO VIEJO, Limón — Max Barnaby's "Circo Caribe" is a social intervention. Four years ago, The National Program for the Development of the Performing Arts (PROARTE) expressed…

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