Unions and government start talks to end strike
News
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News
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Unions and government start talks to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 19, 2018

Representatives from the government and public-sector unions got together Wednesday in a preliminary meeting to seek an agreement to stop the general strike that has gripped the…

Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey

AFP - September 18, 2018

Impoverished Venezuelans have reacted with fury after videos of President Nicolas Maduro gorging on succulent pieces of meat in a restaurant owned by a celebrity Turkish chef…

Ex-president Cristina Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal
Argentina
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Argentina
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Ex-president Cristina Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal

AFP / Liliana Samuel - September 18, 2018

Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner was charged with corruption on Monday as a judge asked that her legislative immunity be lifted so she can be detained. She is…

This week in the Peace Corps: Teaching about language, leadership and life
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Teaching about language, leadership and life

The Tico Times - September 17, 2018

Many Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) here in Costa Rica spend a large chunk of their time in schools. PCVs lead all kinds of activities depending on the…

General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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General strike enters second week; Legislative Assembly starts discussing tax-reform

The Tico Times and AFP - September 17, 2018

Today marks one week since unions around Costa Rica called for an indefinite strike to protest a proposed tax-reform bill. Carolina Hidalgo, president of the Legislative Assembly,…

Ana Paula Rivera: The restless body and the art of dance
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Ana Paula Rivera: The restless body and the art of dance

Iva Alvarado - September 16, 2018

Ana Paula Rivera is a stage artist, yoga teacher, massage specialist, producer at the Heredia Symphony Orchestra and more. She's basically a restless human body. That restless…

Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government seeks agreement with unions to end strike

AFP and The Tico Times - September 16, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado urged the Catholic Church and university presidents on Friday to serve as mediators in talks with the unions that have been protesting a tax-reform…

Two winning drinks with Costa Rica’s best bartender at Mil948
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Two winning drinks with Costa Rica’s best bartender at Mil948

Natalia Díaz - September 16, 2018

Isaac Montero barely looks at the bar while he's assembling his equipment. He quickly stacks cocktail mixers, puts down tiny bottles of homemade cocktail bitters and fastens…

Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - September 15, 2018

Dozens of people waited for the independence torch in Peñas Blancas, the Costa Rican town on the border with Nicaragua. There, the two countries are divided by…

Costa Rica Rocks: Sun sets on El Sotano and Amon Solar
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica Rocks: Sun sets on El Sotano and Amon Solar

Eduardo Doryan - September 14, 2018

I have fond memories of El Sotano: sipping cheap red wine in a darkened room to the tune of an unbelievably talented Scandinavian cello master performing his…