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Spending on education in Latin America will fall 9% in 2020

Spending on education in Latin America and the Caribbean will fall by 9% during 2020, due to the sharp contraction of GDP in the region due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a joint study by UNESCO and ECLAC.

UNESCO declares Costa Rica’s Savegre a Biosphere Reserve

Costa Rica now has four UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, but Savegre is the first to include coastal marine areas.

5 questions for a Costa Rican oxcart painter

Luis Madrigal steps into the Weekend Arts Spotlight to talk about his love for not only painting Costa Rican oxcarts in Sarchí, but also working to preserve the country's history and traditions.

In Bolivia, silver mountain at risk of collapse

POTOSÍ, Bolivia – Cerro Rico, the fabled peak towering over the Bolivian city of Potosí that supplied silver to fund Spain's colonial empire, is at risk of collapse from overmining, putting thousands of workers in jeopardy.

Mysterious Costa Rica Stone Spheres Granted World Heritage status

President Luis Guillermo Solís said the international recognition could ignite rural tourism in the economically depressed Southern Zone.

Diquís spheres to be declared UNESCO World Heritage site

Finca 6 in Palmar Norte is one of the four archeological sites in the Osa municipality in Costa Rica's south Pacific that will be...

Illegal fishing continues unabated in Costa Rica’s treasured Isla del Coco National Park

Park guards at Isla del Coca have identified 33 Costa Rican fishing boats that frequently enter the national park’s waters to fish illegally. This week, a team of Tico Times reporters accompanied the guards on a patrol of the remote island. In the first of a three-part series, here’s what we discovered.

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