5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist
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5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist

Amanda Zúñiga - May 28, 2017

Costa Rica is not a "circus country," persay, but circus arts have caught the attention of more and more Costa Rican artists in recent years. One example:…

5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer

Amanda Zúñiga - April 30, 2017

Dancing through flames and walking barefoot through the sand at Playa Sámara: That's the life of Allan Barboza. Barboza, 27, has been working as a fire performer…

5 questions for a Costa Rican rapper – and an exclusive recording
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5 questions for a Costa Rican rapper – and an exclusive recording

Elizabeth Lang - April 23, 2017

The passion to empower others is what has driven the Costa Rican rapper Nakury to share her work with the world. Nakury, who was born in Turrialba…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…

5 questions for a Costa Rican jewelry designer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican jewelry designer

Amanda Zúñiga - April 16, 2017

Fiorella Pattoni, 34, is an architect by training, but she is using that knowledge today in a way she never anticipated. Approximately 17  years ago, before she…

5 questions for a Honduran artist
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5 questions for a Honduran artist

Elizabeth Lang - April 8, 2017

Over the years, a number of writers, artists and filmmakers have told the stories of Central American migrants and the challenges they face. However, the latest project from Honduran artist Pável…

5 questions for a Colombian rapper
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5 questions for a Colombian rapper

Elizabeth Lang - March 26, 2017

For many, music is a passion that can also be an educational tool. Ephniko, 36, is a Colombian rapper who has been mastering the power of music…

A photographer’s love letter to a Costa Rican indigenous community
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A photographer’s love letter to a Costa Rican indigenous community

Karin MacKinnon - March 21, 2017

In many countries throughout the world, including my own native country of Canada, there are indigenous communities living in very remote areas at the margins of mainstream…

5 questions for a Costa Rican painter: How a prison sentence sparked a passion for art
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5 questions for a Costa Rican painter: How a prison sentence sparked a passion for art

Amanda Zúñiga - March 19, 2017

"I was born in Puntarenas, The Pearl of the Pacific," says Navil Leytón, 44, with pride. The first painter in his family and a musician since the age…