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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…

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…

President Alvarado addresses Costa Rican protests, urges peace and dialogue
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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President Alvarado addresses Costa Rican protests, urges peace and dialogue

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2019

President Carlos Alvarado delivered a nationwide address Monday evening in response to protests that have disrupted travel throughout the country. Citing Costa Rica's history as a democratic…

Tourism Board launches hotline for visitors affected by protests; Education Minister resigns
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tourism Board launches hotline for visitors affected by protests; Education Minister resigns

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2019

Protesters have blocked important roads and highways throughout Costa Rica over recent days, impacting everything from shipping exports to tourism. Monday, the Costa Rican Tourism Board (ICT)…

Protests continue to shut down Costa Rican highways, streets
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Protests continue to shut down Costa Rican highways, streets

The Tico Times - June 29, 2019

Take extra precaution when driving this weekend in Costa Rica, where protesters throughout the country have caused traffic jams and blockages of major highways. Over the last…

Unrest in Costa Rica over Education Ministry, new value-added tax
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Unrest in Costa Rica over Education Ministry, new value-added tax

Rita Valverde / Semanario Universidad - June 28, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, supported the continuity of the Minister of Public Education, Edgar Mora, despite demonstrations led by students from 80 schools against…

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?…

Tico-Chilean couple seeks to turn any classroom into a science lab
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tico-Chilean couple seeks to turn any classroom into a science lab

L. Arias - July 14, 2016

A Tico-Chilean couple is looking to improve science learning in Costa Rica with a new experiment-based teaching program based on mobile laboratories. The modules are designed to give students…

Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms
Business
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Business
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Duolingo language-learning app hits Costa Rican classrooms

The Tico Times - March 11, 2016

The popular language-learning app Duolingo is moving from smartphones into classrooms around Costa Rica. On Monday, trainers from the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based company showed more than 300 public and…

Guanacaste nonprofit celebrates 10 years of support for youth
Events
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Events
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Guanacaste nonprofit celebrates 10 years of support for youth

Ellen Zoe Golden - December 9, 2015

“He was the bad boy of Villareal,” announced Laetitia Deweer as she introduced 19-year-old Abraham Meza Berrocal to the hundreds of people sitting in the audience at…