We want them alive: Costa Rica’s reckoning
#MeToo
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#MeToo
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We want them alive: Costa Rica’s reckoning

Katherine Stanley - August 13, 2018

I can’t stop thinking about them. María and Arancha. Arancha and María. They were murdered in a country I love. They were women, doing things I’ve done dozens of…

On two coasts, communities mourn tourists’ deaths in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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On two coasts, communities mourn tourists’ deaths in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - August 10, 2018

This past weekend, two women were slain in Costa Rican coastal communities within a 24-hour span – both foreign tourists enjoying visits to beach destinations known for…

Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Six Costa Rican students win scholarships to study in United States

Katherine Stanley - August 9, 2018

Their outstanding academic performance, English fluency, leadership, and interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have paid off: six Costa Rican students have won a scholarship…

Costa Rican U21 women’s soccer team makes history
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Soccer
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Costa Rican U21 women’s soccer team makes history

Katherine Stanley - July 28, 2018

The Costa Rican Under-21 Women's National Soccer Team is going for gold. La Sele made history by reaching its first final in the Central American and Caribbean Games,…

Comedy for a good cause
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Comedy for a good cause

Katherine Stanley - July 24, 2018

Come one, come all: A night of "sit down comedy" featuring renowned journalist Glenda Umaña and blogger Esther Lev, held at the Eugene O'Neill Theater at the…

This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating English learning
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating English learning

Katherine Stanley - July 16, 2018

Costa Rican public schools are returning from vacation this week, and many students are still riding high on their successes during June's educational celebrations. ​During that month,…

Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Dueling anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ and ‘Hermosa Bandera’

Robert Isenberg - July 4, 2018

Here’s how the story goes: In 1852, President Juan Rafael Mora Porras was about to receive delegates from Great Britain and the United States. Costa Rica was…

World Cup love
World Cup 2018
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World Cup 2018
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World Cup love

Katherine Stanley - June 28, 2018

Costa Rican midfielder Celso Borges wears a Switzerland jersey as he kisses his partner after Russia 2018 World Cup Group E football match between Switzerland and Costa…

Costa Rica ties Switzerland 2-2, heads for World Cup exits
World Cup 2018
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World Cup 2018
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Costa Rica ties Switzerland 2-2, heads for World Cup exits

Katherine Stanley - June 27, 2018

At least we scored. It's not the silver lining Costa Ricans were hoping for when their 2018 National Team, full of veterans of La Sele's extraordinary run…

Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group

AFP - June 25, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – At least eight people including a baby were killed Saturday when pro-government forces clashed with opponents in Nicaragua, according to a rights group. Seven…