Dear Costa Rica: This is just getting started
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Dear Costa Rica: This is just getting started

Bernardo Montes de Oca - March 31, 2018

I usually turn in my column to my editor-in-chief well ahead of time. This time around I'll admit that, just like those homework assignments we used to…

The dream of a community called La Carpio
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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The dream of a community called La Carpio

Marielos Méndez - March 22, 2018

On Tuesday, March 21, the first phase of construction of La Carpio’s new primary school was officially inaugurated by President Luis Guillermo Solís, First Lady Mercedes Peñas,…

The power of kindness: Karma Tribe in Costa Rica
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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The power of kindness: Karma Tribe in Costa Rica

Pavi Ramani - November 15, 2017

I arrived in Costa Rica a year ago to teach English to third graders at a private school in Jacó. My Spanish was limited to “¿A qué…

Road safety in Costa Rica: the law of the jungle must rule no more
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Road safety in Costa Rica: the law of the jungle must rule no more

Roberto Guzmán - October 23, 2017

In the wake of the killing of another athlete in Costa Rica by a drunk driver, we feel impelled to republish this op-ed from Jan. 2017, which…

PHOTOS: ‘There’s a new normal in Puerto Rico’
News
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News
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PHOTOS: ‘There’s a new normal in Puerto Rico’

John McPhaul - October 22, 2017

There’s a new normal in Puerto Rico. Not having electricity is the new normal. Reading with a light that straps on to your head coal-miner style is…

Costa Rica’s cement scandal isn’t over, but public trust is unquestionably damaged
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Costa Rica’s cement scandal isn’t over, but public trust is unquestionably damaged

Alvaro Murillo - October 16, 2017

The summary we published three weeks ago about the Chinese cement affair is now in the past, because every day since then has been packed with new…

Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Why I sometimes hate conservation – or, the ‘dolphin breeding ground’ debacle

Todd Staley - September 21, 2017

This fisherman is about to open a can of worms here for the second time. The first time was when I agreed with a national legislator who…

Best use for Costa Rican ginger? Delicious homemade ginger beer
Food
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Food
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Best use for Costa Rican ginger? Delicious homemade ginger beer

Laura Killingbeck - May 4, 2017

Recommended: Shaping Costa Rica's food culture with tourism Over the last seven years of testing out tropical food species at Costa Rica's Rancho Mastatal, we found that…

Barrio Amón plans Earth Day celebration to benefit Isla Chira
Environment & Wildlife
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Environment & Wildlife
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Barrio Amón plans Earth Day celebration to benefit Isla Chira

Marije van Lidth de Jeude - April 21, 2017

On April 22, we will celebrate International Earth Day in Costa Rica with a special festival in Barrio Amón. This unique event includes workshops and exhibitions, yoga and…

Is party allegiance dead in Costa Rica? There’s more to it than meets the eye
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Is party allegiance dead in Costa Rica? There’s more to it than meets the eye

Alvaro Murillo - April 12, 2017

We just watched the National Liberation Party (PLN) convention unfold. Much was made of the “pure liberacionista vote” from true members of Costa Rica’s largest political organization,…