This week in the Peace Corps: Cacao in Talamanca
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This week in the Peace Corps: Cacao in Talamanca

Elizabeth Lang - June 22, 2018

​Cacao is a plant that can be found in various regions of Costa Rica. Some Peace Corps Volunteers get the chance to work alongside chocolate cooperatives, seeing…

Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang
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Education
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Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang

Elizabeth Lang - June 21, 2018

Each year the XXI Century Strategy Association gives scholarships to students to train with astronauts and other professionals from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. For…

Benefit concerts for Guatemala to take place in Costa Rica, Mexico
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Benefit concerts for Guatemala to take place in Costa Rica, Mexico

Elizabeth Lang - June 21, 2018

On Sunday, Costa Rica and Mexico will host simultaneous concerts to benefit the victims of the Fuego Volcano eruption in Guatemala on June 3, which caused the deaths…

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for Costa Rican youth
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This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for Costa Rican youth

Elizabeth Lang - June 18, 2018

Last month, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Brian and his community partnered with student athletes from Marquette University through Courts for Kids to build a multi-use court. In addition to…

5 questions for Costa Rican artist Karen Clachar
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for Costa Rican artist Karen Clachar

Elizabeth Lang - June 17, 2018

Costa Rican artist and publicist Karen Clachar has been merging communication and art throughout the past 20 years – an effort that has now led her to…

Costa Rican organization seeks fresh approach to teenage pregnancy prevention
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Costa Rican organization seeks fresh approach to teenage pregnancy prevention

Elizabeth Lang - June 15, 2018

This story could simply inform you about Costa Rica's alarming teenage pregnancy statistics. I could start by telling you that according to the National Institute of Statistics…

Missing persons alert: Limón
Missing Persons
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Missing Persons
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Missing persons alert: Limón

Elizabeth Lang - June 14, 2018

André Devoto, the son of Costa Rican Association of Tourism Professionals (ACOPROT) President Massi Devoto, has disappeared in Limón, according to information published on Facebook by his…

A guide to watching the World Cup in Costa Rica
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Soccer
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A guide to watching the World Cup in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - June 14, 2018

What a time to celebrate: Costa Rica is preparing for its fifth World Cup. On this occasion, scheduling may damper the celebrations somewhat – two of the…

Costa Rican rapper Nativa releases new album
Music and Concerts
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Music and Concerts
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Costa Rican rapper Nativa releases new album

Elizabeth Lang - June 12, 2018

Costa Rican rapper Nativa has released her second album, "Semilla Nativa" ("Native Seed"), which combines rap with Latin American rhythms and activist lyrics. The album is released…

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado visits the United States
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado visits the United States

Elizabeth Lang - June 12, 2018

Today and tomorrow President Carlos Alvarado is visiting Washington D.C., his first trip abroad following his inauguration on May 8. The president's meetings will focus on issues…