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…

Off the eaten path: Soda Lima
Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path
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Off the eaten path: Soda Lima

William Ayre - September 14, 2018

To find Soda Lima, look for a yellow and red sign painted on a white wall that's shared with the neighboring Mini Super Feng. The sign is…

Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests
General strike
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General strike
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Sparks of violence on third day of tax-reform protests

AFP and Tico Times - September 13, 2018

Violence broke out on the third day of tax-reform protests in Costa Rica. Protesters confronted police outside the Legislative Assembly in San José on Wednesday afternoon and…

How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees

Sandy Sandoval - September 12, 2018

Bees have always shown what it means to live in a harmonious system of collaboration. These tiny insects are a testament that a team made up of…