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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…

Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado
Education
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Education
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Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado

The Tico Times - February 22, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office
Business
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Business
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IMF says job done in Nicaragua, closes office

AFP - March 30, 2016

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – The International Monetary Fund said Wednesday it will close its office in Nicaragua in August because its job was done helping the country reduce debt…

Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance

L. Arias - March 11, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to join the Pacific Alliance, a trade bloc formed by Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, this week prompted discussions that show private-sector groups are still divided on…

Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA

The Tico Times - March 8, 2016

“Poverty is no excuse,” said Sandra Cauffman. “If you work hard, you are going far. That, I promise you.” Your standard motivational speech from a highly successful…

A Cup of Coffee with Joe Biden
Business
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Business
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A Cup of Coffee with Joe Biden

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz - February 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet in Washington Wednesday with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to work on the Alliance for Prosperity that supports…

The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseases
Global
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Global
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The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseases

Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - February 4, 2016

The alarming spread of the Zika virus – caused in major part by the infamous Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can also carry dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya virus…

Comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as Guatemala’s new president
Guatemala
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Guatemala
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Comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as Guatemala’s new president

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - January 14, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – Jimmy Morales, a former TV comic elected Guatemala's new president on a wave of public revulsion against widespread graft, took office Thursday in a ceremony…

Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium

AFP - December 22, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Without a single functioning movie theatre in their country, Haitians have been feeling left out in recent days, while much of the rest of the…

President Solís carries little clout with legislature, says official report
Business
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Business
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President Solís carries little clout with legislature, says official report

The Tico Times - November 18, 2015

Being president of Costa Rica isn’t what it used to be. The official State of the Nation Program put out a bruiser of a report Tuesday that said President Luis…