There was a problem at the polls in Costa Rica – and I was part of it
Journalism
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Journalism
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There was a problem at the polls in Costa Rica – and I was part of it

Alexander Villegas - April 5, 2018

There was a problem at the polls this Sunday that didn’t get coverage from the press, and that’s because the press was the problem. I was part…

We need to take a second look at our assumptions about gay marriage
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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We need to take a second look at our assumptions about gay marriage

Julio Noboa - March 29, 2018

The recent ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights confirming the marital rights of LGBTQ people has elicited multiple responses throughout Latin America, with some welcoming…

Trouble in paradise: LGBTQ rights debate divides Costa Rica
Opinion
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Opinion
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Trouble in paradise: LGBTQ rights debate divides Costa Rica

Jorge Solano - March 26, 2018

The idea of Costa Rica as an oasis for gay and transgender people in Central America vanished in a single day. The perception that Costa Rica was…

What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica
Opinion
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Opinion
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What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica

Paula Álvarez - March 11, 2018

By now you probably already know that hundreds of women took to the streets of San José to march for our rights on March 8, International Women’s…

Why we’re marching for a secular state
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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Why we’re marching for a secular state

Zulay Martínez - January 19, 2018

Yo sí quiero un estado laico (I do want a secular state) is a collective that deeply believes that religion and the state should be separated so…

January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins

Alvaro Murillo - January 8, 2018

The electoral “truce” is over, but it wasn’t much of a truce, for two reasons. First, before the mandatory ad-free period began over Christmas, the 2018 presidential…

Osa Peninsula organization promotes human development, conservation
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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Osa Peninsula organization promotes human development, conservation

Randall Ureña - December 6, 2017

In the middle of the lush rainforest of Costa Rica's Osa Peninsula, the Corcovado de Carate Integral Development Association, or ADI Corcovado Carate, was created in 2012 by…

The real reason the ‘cementazo’ is so scary for Costa Rica – and so important
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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The real reason the ‘cementazo’ is so scary for Costa Rica – and so important

Alvaro Murillo - November 6, 2017

In this country, as in so many others, sports metaphors can explain just about anything. They even work in the most complex and serious cases we face…

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…

Forever and ever, amen: Costa Rica as a Catholic country
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Forever and ever, amen: Costa Rica as a Catholic country

Alvaro Murillo - May 3, 2017

I am one of those baptized Catholics who had their years of intense faith despite the usual sermons and sometimes absurd traditions of the Catholic Church, that…