Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea
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Raising Coral Costa Rica aims to help rebuild the rainforests of the sea

Sandy Sandoval - November 28, 2018

Coral reefs are known as the rainforests of the sea for their extraordinary biodiversity. These breathtaking underwater structures are created by a legion of tiny mega builders…

This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins (Part 2)
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This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins (Part 2)

Zane H. and Alex H. / Peace Corps Volunteers - November 20, 2018

Identical twins Zane and Alex H. tell their stories of volunteering with the Peace Corps. Read Part 1 of this two-part series here.  We pick up the…

This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins
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This week in the Peace Corps: The Trodden Twins

Zane H. and Alex H. / Peace Corps Volunteers - November 19, 2018

Every April Fool’s day throughout high school, my brother and I would switch classes. Since we’re identical twins, all we had to do was make sure that…

A conversation with Christiana Figueres: ‘Costa Rica punches above its weight’
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A conversation with Christiana Figueres: ‘Costa Rica punches above its weight’

The Costa Rica USA Foundation (CRUSA) - November 13, 2018

For many in Costa Rica, Christiana Figueres needs no introduction. The daughter of iconic revolutionary and president José “Pepe” Figueres Ferrer and his second wife, Karen Olsen,…

This week in the Peace Corps: A grassroots look inside your morning cup of joe
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This week in the Peace Corps: A grassroots look inside your morning cup of joe

Brittany S. / Peace Corps Costa Rica - November 12, 2018

What time of the year is it? It’s coffee picking season. Coffee all over Costa Rica is in full swing. In my beautiful high-altitude mountainous community along…

Helping save Costa Rica’s smallest primate: The tití monkey
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Helping save Costa Rica’s smallest primate: The tití monkey

Sandy Sandoval - November 11, 2018

The tití monkey (Saimiri oerstedii) is a Central American primate species, which has two subspecies that are geographically isolated, one of these subspecies is endemic to Costa…

A conversation with Steve Aronson: ‘The character of Costa Ricans will save us’
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A conversation with Steve Aronson: ‘The character of Costa Ricans will save us’

The Costa Rica USA Foundation (CRUSA) - November 8, 2018

Steve Aronson may have chosen to make his life in a country renowned for laid-back pura vida, but he’s the ultimate multitasker. As soon as he picks…

This week in the Peace Corps: Día del Negro y Afrodescendientes
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This week in the Peace Corps: Día del Negro y Afrodescendientes

Jose M. / Peace Corps Costa Rica - November 5, 2018

Día del Negro, as it is known locally, is my favorite holiday I have had the joy of celebrating during my Peace Corps service in Costa Rica.…

Goldie takes 2018 Sloth Ironman title, but all the animals at Toucan Rescue Ranch win
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Goldie takes 2018 Sloth Ironman title, but all the animals at Toucan Rescue Ranch win

Alissa Grosskopf - October 31, 2018

Stretching her legs from one branch to another in slow motion, Goldie couldn’t care less about being 2018 Sloth Ironman Games champion. The young sloth had gathered…

This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province
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This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province

Crystal / Regional Peace Corps Leader - October 22, 2018

After four years with Peace Corps Costa Rica, I am reflective about living and working in indigenous communities throughout Limón Province. As a youth development volunteer for…