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University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions
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Costa Rica
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University students march in Costa Rica against budget restrictions

AFP and The Tico Times - October 23, 2019

Thousands of students and workers from the five public universities of Costa Rica marched to Casa Presidencial on Tuesday to protest against restrictions on the use of…

President Alvarado signs controversial dual education law
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado signs controversial dual education law

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 12, 2019

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado signed into law on Thursday the Ley de Educación y Formación Dual (Law of Education and Dual Training), which will allow students to…

Costa Rican students continue protests over public education programs
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students continue protests over public education programs

Monserrat Cordero Parra and Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - July 15, 2019

Costa Rican high school students demonstrated Monday in front of the Rofas Building in San José and closed educational centers in different parts of the country to…

Epic Games, UCreativa reach first-of-its kind partnership in Central America
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Epic Games, UCreativa reach first-of-its kind partnership in Central America

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 30, 2019

TIBÁS — For a country without an army, Costa Rica hosted an impressive Battle Royale on Wednesday afternoon. The demonstration of the popular video game Fortnite, led…

Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 22, 2019

Costa Rica on Monday celebrated 150 years of free, obligatory and state-paid education with a ceremony at the Escuela Jesús Jiménez in Cartago. The event celebrated the…

UNICEF executive director talks drought, immigration during visit to Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UNICEF executive director talks drought, immigration during visit to Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 5, 2019

ULLOA, Heredia — Along with ministers from nearly 60 countries, Henrietta Fore, the executive director of UNICEF, attended this week's Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Sector Ministers'…

How to become a positive leader before 2019  – at Costa Rica’s UPEACE
Education
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Education
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How to become a positive leader before 2019 – at Costa Rica’s UPEACE

The University for Peace - December 4, 2018

When was the last time you invested in your own professional and personal development? With increasing demands on our time and energy, it’s often difficult to find a good…

How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees

Sandy Sandoval - September 12, 2018

Bees have always shown what it means to live in a harmonious system of collaboration. These tiny insects are a testament that a team made up of…

Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States

The Tico Times - August 9, 2018

Their outstanding academic performance, English fluency, leadership, and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have paid off: six Costa Rican students have won a scholarship…

Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang
Education
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Education
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Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang

The Tico Times - June 21, 2018

Each year the XXI Century Strategy Association gives scholarships to students to train with astronauts and other professionals from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. For…