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Costa Rica celebrates 150 years of free education
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States

Katherine Stanley - 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
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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…

The dream of a community called La Carpio
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Op-Ed
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The dream of a community called La Carpio

Marielos Méndez - March 22, 2018

On Tuesday, March 21, the first phase of construction of La Carpio’s new primary school was officially inaugurated by President Luis Guillermo Solís, First Lady Mercedes Peñas,…

PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making
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PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making

The Tico Times - March 22, 2018

When La Carpio inaugurated its new school yesterday, it was the culmination of 23 years of effort. That's right: 23. A new facility to replace the infamously…

Six Costa Rican students receive AFS-CRUSA scholarships for year in U.S.
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Six Costa Rican students receive AFS-CRUSA scholarships for year in U.S.

Katherine Stanley - February 27, 2018

Six students from Costa Rica's public Scientific High School System learned yesterday that they are the recipients of scholarships to study for a year in the United…

Parents padlock schools in Costa Rica to protest sex ed programs
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Parents padlock schools in Costa Rica to protest sex ed programs

Marco Sibaja / AFP - February 8, 2018

Parents padlocked the gates of public schools in northern Costa Rica on Thursday to protest optional sex education classes for teens that some believe promotes homosexuality. The…

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