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Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says
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Poverty rate remains stable at 21% in Costa Rica, government says

AFP and The Tico Times - October 18, 2019

Poverty in Costa Rica remained has stable at 21% over the last year, while extreme poverty had a slight reduction of half a percentage point to 5.8%,…

Guanacaste nonprofit raises money to install cost-saving solar panels
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Guanacaste nonprofit raises money to install cost-saving solar panels

Ellen Zoe Golden - September 27, 2017

CEPIA, the Guanacaste-based organization that helps hundreds of at-risk children and families in its area, has taken a bold step to lower their operational costs in order…

Reconstruyendo la comunidad de La Carpio por medio de la educación cultural
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Reconstruyendo la comunidad de La Carpio por medio de la educación cultural

The Tico Times - February 19, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

La Carpio’s cultural rebellion
Artists
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Artists
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La Carpio’s cultural rebellion

Elizabeth Lang / The Tico Times - January 13, 2017

Part Four of a four-part series. Read Parts One, and Two and Three!  Is it possible for a single organization to change the face of a country's toughest neighborhood?…

Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica records lowest poverty figures in seven years

L. Arias - October 27, 2016

An increase in the average income of the population reduced poverty levels by 1.2 percent in Costa Rica. That is one of the main findings of the…

Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey

The Tico Times - October 29, 2015

More than 65 percent of poor Costa Ricans are under 35 years old, according to a new multi-dimensional poverty index Casa Presidencial rolled out Thursday. Children under…

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty
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Business
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More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty

The Tico Times - October 23, 2015

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty, according to the latest household survey from the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC), released Thursday. Extreme poverty…

PHOTOS: Human rights office uses images to show the everyday side of poverty in Costa Rica
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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PHOTOS: Human rights office uses images to show the everyday side of poverty in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 26, 2015

A new collaboration between the Ombudsman’s Office, Veritas University and the University of Costa Rica aims to personalize the plight of poverty faced by many Costa Ricans.…

Costa Rica meets Millennium Development Goal for hunger reduction
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica meets Millennium Development Goal for hunger reduction

L. Arias - June 8, 2015

The United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) named Costa Rica among 72 countries (of 129 evaluated) that achieved the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) of cutting in half…

Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families
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Economy
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Costa Rican government launches new anti-poverty plan aimed at helping 54,600 families

L. Arias - March 27, 2015

The administration of President Luis Guillermo Solís launched a targeted poverty-reduction plan on Thursday, aimed at pulling at least 54,600 families out of extreme poverty. The plan, called “Puente al Desarrollo” (Bridge to Development),…