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The Tico Times Weekly Digest: March 11, 2019

The Tico Times - March 11, 2019

International Women's Day, Vaso Lleno and talks in Nicaragua. These stories and more in this week's digest. Links to the stories below: ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Featured News Stories ------------------------------------------------------------------------…

Stronger together: A feminist’s view on the 8M March in Costa Rica
International Women's Day
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International Women's Day
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Stronger together: A feminist’s view on the 8M March in Costa Rica

Laura Valenciano - March 11, 2019

Her name is Luciana. I locked eyes with her across the crowd. We’d met before, I like to think of us as friends, but truth is I…

What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica
Opinion
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Opinion
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What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica

Paula Álvarez - March 11, 2018

By now you probably already know that hundreds of women took to the streets of San José to march for our rights on March 8, International Women’s…

Government condemns graffiti on church walls in Costa Rica
protests
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protests
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Government condemns graffiti on church walls in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 9, 2018

Following incidents in which graffiti was placed on the Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown San José, the National Museum and a number of area churches, the government released…

PHOTOS: International Women’s Day March in San José, Costa Rica
women's rights
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women's rights
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PHOTOS: International Women’s Day March in San José, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 9, 2018

On March 8, women around the globe commemorated the fight to achieve the freedom and liberties many now enjoy and the ongoing challenges facing women. The celebration…

On Women’s Day, a former First Lady of Costa Rica nears a milestone
Film
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Film
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On Women’s Day, a former First Lady of Costa Rica nears a milestone

The Tico Times - March 8, 2018

This week, a special Washington, DC screening of the documentary film "First Lady of the Revolution" honored the life of Henrietta Boggs, the U.S. citizen who became…

Eight women who blazed a trail through Costa Rican history
International Women's Day
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International Women's Day
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Eight women who blazed a trail through Costa Rican history

Mitzi Stark - March 8, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look at just a few of the many remarkable women who have shaped the Costa Rica we know…

Women: Do we want to stay alive?
Contexto
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Contexto
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Women: Do we want to stay alive?

Lucía Vargas - April 12, 2017

A month ago the country was submerged in a celebration that expands throughout the world: International Women's Day. As expected, there was praise and supporting words for…

Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican indigenous women to learn about solar power in India

L. Arias - March 9, 2017

Four indigenous women belonging to Costa Rica's Gnöbe Bugle ethnic group will learn how to build, set up and maintain solar panels to bring electricity to their community in…

Women leaders who’ve inspired us this year – and their secret powers
International Women's Day
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International Women's Day
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Women leaders who’ve inspired us this year – and their secret powers

The Tico Times - March 8, 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, a day on which we call for respect for women's rights and celebrate women’s continual efforts to improve our world. At a…