Taking a clear-eyed look at Costa Rica’s English-speaking workforce – and how we all have a role to play
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Business
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Taking a clear-eyed look at Costa Rica’s English-speaking workforce – and how we all have a role to play

Brian Logan - October 2, 2015

When it comes to Costa Rica’s global competitiveness, we all want and need more people who are able to communicate effectively in English, as there is a…

Saving Central America
Business
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Business
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Saving Central America

Jorge G. Castañeda - September 16, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Four Central American countries – Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua – are struggling, still burdened by the legacy of the last century’s wars.…

Mexico’s Peña Nieto is not suited to building trust
Crime
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Crime
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Mexico’s Peña Nieto is not suited to building trust

Mac Margolis | Bloomberg View - September 10, 2015

When anti-corruption protests and dedicated prosecutors helped chase Guatemalan President Otto Pérez Molina from power and then into prison last week, many Latin Americans nodded in approval,…

Out of view memorial to Lithuanian Jews must not be forgotten
Crime
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Crime
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Out of view memorial to Lithuanian Jews must not be forgotten

Shelly Rybak Pearson - August 22, 2015

Editor's note: A version of this op-ed first appeared in the Miami Herald. The author, Shelly Rybak Pearson, was born in Costa Rica and lived in San…

Giving birth through Costa Rica’s public health care system
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Giving birth through Costa Rica’s public health care system

Jill Replogle - August 15, 2015

In honor of Mother’s Day and in hopes of providing useful information to moms and families, The Tico Times is proud to share the first-person accounts of…

Costa Rica’s struggle with fiscal reform highlights its governance problems
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica’s struggle with fiscal reform highlights its governance problems

John McPhaul - August 13, 2015

The Costa Rican government’s struggle to launch fiscal reform to deal with its large and growing budget deficit brings into sharp focus the ongoing governance problems faced…

Latin America’s anti-corruption crusade
Crime
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Crime
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Latin America’s anti-corruption crusade

Jorge G. Castañeda - July 28, 2015

MEXICO CITY – Even as much of Latin America engages in almost hyperbolic celebrations over the renewed diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States, the continent…

Why women need Father’s Day
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Why women need Father’s Day

Katherine Stanley - June 21, 2015

The ugly tie. The useless gadget. The misshapen clay ashtray for the man who doesn’t smoke. Father’s Day can be a wonderful time to acknowledge the men…

Fighting global warming, one tree at a time
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Fighting global warming, one tree at a time

Rachelle Williams - May 25, 2015

Growing up on a sustainable farm in Louisiana, Jennifer Leigh Smith seemed destined to work in environmental protection. Leaving behind a career of almost eight years as…

Making a difference in a one-of-a-kind town
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Making a difference in a one-of-a-kind town

Wystan Bryant-Scott and Justin Sabath - May 24, 2015

The smoothly paved road abruptly turns to dirt and gravel as you hike up into a verdant mountain vale. You’ve decided to stay with a local family;…