A cup of joe with Joe
Business
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Business
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A cup of joe with Joe

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz - February 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet in Washington Wednesday with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to work on the Alliance for Prosperity that supports…

Intel transforms 1,500 blue-collar jobs into 2,000+ white-collar positions
Business
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Business
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Intel transforms 1,500 blue-collar jobs into 2,000+ white-collar positions

Tom Rosenberger - February 8, 2016

In 2014, Intel closed its assembly and shipping facility in Belén, northwest of San José, where 1,500 employees worked in the assembly and distribution of computer components.…

Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy
Global
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Global
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Latin America’s unlikely, honest voice for democracy

Jackson Diehl | The Washington Post - January 25, 2016

For years Venezuela's authoritarian populist government grossly manipulated elections and got away with it. So imagine the surprise in Caracas in November when, just a few weeks…

5 myths about Martin Luther King Jr.
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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5 myths about Martin Luther King Jr.

Donna Murch | Special to The Washington Post - January 18, 2016

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. is a historical figure every U.S. school child knows, one of the few from American history sculpted into a monument on…

The tides of Latin American populism
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Business
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The tides of Latin American populism

Jorge G. Castañeda - December 23, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Demagogues and populists like U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump and French National Front leader Marine Le Pen are setting Western politics alight. But in…

Year-end campaign invites public to share why they love Costa Rica
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Year-end campaign invites public to share why they love Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - December 16, 2015

As a U.S. citizen living in Costa Rica, I’ve always felt a little sad about the fact that Black Friday is alive and well here without the…

Costa Rica President Solis’ Rightfully Awarded ‘Shark Enemy’ Dishonor
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica President Solis’ Rightfully Awarded ‘Shark Enemy’ Dishonor

Randall Arauz and Todd Steiner - November 29, 2015

Editor's note: The following is an op-ed defending the "Shark Enemy" of the year nomination for President Luis Guillermo Solís. You can read about the Costa Rican government's reaction…

Doing Business: How countries game the World Bank’s rankings
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Business
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Doing Business: How countries game the World Bank’s rankings

Leonid Bershidsky | Bloomberg - October 29, 2015

For some governments, improving their country's standing in the World Bank's Doing Business survey has become a national priority. Yet the results of such efforts sometimes are…

Venezuela’s questionable election observers
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Venezuela’s questionable election observers

Kevin Casas-Zamora - October 13, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The congressional elections to be held in Venezuela in December offer a flicker of hope to a country facing dark prospects. Provided they are…

What the US can learn from its ‘Cuban immigration policy’
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What the US can learn from its ‘Cuban immigration policy’

Michael Crump - October 13, 2015

As a group, Cuban immigrants to the United States have been a great success. Their success has been because, like all immigrants, they come to the United…