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

New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums
Poverty
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Poverty
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New study explores inequality, church influence in Central America’s slums

AFP - March 14, 2018

Young people from Central America’s poor neighborhoods bear the brunt of limited opportunities for work and study and unequal distribution of wealth in their countries, according to…

A tale of two Costa Ricas: hope, inequality and an hour on the train
Maeology
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Maeology
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A tale of two Costa Ricas: hope, inequality and an hour on the train

Katherine Stanley - September 24, 2017

Recommended: Costa Rica is for lovers - the affectionate language of daily life Considering how much I love the idea of trains in general, and San José’s…

Coveted and criticized, Latin America’s rich multiply
Business
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Business
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Coveted and criticized, Latin America’s rich multiply

Katell Abiven | AFP - June 22, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – They buy 10 Porsches a day and travel the world by private jet, toting their Louis Vuitton bags and leaving behind a faint scent of…

A search for Central America’s own Malalas
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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A search for Central America’s own Malalas

Sylvia Arias Penón - December 10, 2014

On December 10, 2004, Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental and political activist, became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In her acceptance speech…

The man saddened by statistics: In memory of Carlos Sojo
En paz descanse
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En paz descanse
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The man saddened by statistics: In memory of Carlos Sojo

Jaime Ordóñez - November 18, 2014

Editor’s note: Carlos Sojo, a renowned Costa Rican sociologist and former director of the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences in Costa Rica, died on Nov. 15…

In the US, the bottom 90 percent are poorer today than they were in 1987
Global
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Global
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In the US, the bottom 90 percent are poorer today than they were in 1987

Matt O'Brien | The Washington Post - October 23, 2014

Once upon a time, the United States economy worked for everybody, and even the middle class got richer. But this story has been only a fairy tale…