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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 Rica’s ‘invaluable’ 280-kilometer, sea-to-sea, 16-day hike
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Costa Rica’s ‘invaluable’ 280-kilometer, sea-to-sea, 16-day hike

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 23, 2019

While spending more than two weeks hiking Camino de Costa Rica, a 280-kilometer trail from Costa Rica’s Atlantic to Pacific coasts, the country’s natural beauty took a…

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

The Costa Rica USA Foundation (CRUSA) - November 13, 2018

For many in Costa Rica, Christiana Figueres needs no introduction. The daughter of iconic revolutionary and president José “Pepe” Figueres Ferrer and his second wife, Karen Olsen,…

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

Perry Gladstone - October 20, 2018

Over the last four years, the Lifeguards of Costa Ballena have performed 240 in-water rescues, administered first aid 100 times and prevented thousands of incidents along the…

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

Sandy Sandoval - October 11, 2018

There has been a drastic decline in the population of several shark species around the world over the past few years, and according to the International Union…

Fundraising dinner to honor Christiana Figueres, Steve Aronson
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Fundraising dinner to honor Christiana Figueres, Steve Aronson

The Tico Times - October 8, 2018

A Costa Rican who soared to the forefront of international climate change negotiations, and a U.S. citizen who's dedicated his life to business and philanthropy in Costa…

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