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…

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…

Women: Do we want to stay alive?
Contexto
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Contexto
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Women: Do we want to stay alive?

Lucía Vargas - April 12, 2017

A month ago the country was submerged in a celebration that expands throughout the world: International Women's Day. As expected, there was praise and supporting words for…

Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Cars, cars and more cars: Costa Rica’s worsening love affair

Alvaro Murillo - March 23, 2017

Recommended: Costa Rica, fake news and the 'Trump effect' - we are unprepared I love talking to Costa Rican friends who live abroad and come back from…

The conversation Costa Rica should be having this election year
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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The conversation Costa Rica should be having this election year

Alvaro Murillo - January 24, 2017

Let’s get transcendental. Costa Rica has begun its last electoral process before its 200th birthday as an independent nation. It’s time to talk about what’s urgent, what’s…

An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’
A Look Back
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A Look Back
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An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’

Alvaro Murillo - December 19, 2016

With the death of former President Luis Alberto Monge on Nov. 29, it was necessary to take a look back at our historical record and living anecdotes.…

Hurricane Otto: Two myths swept aside in a single night
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Hurricane Otto: Two myths swept aside in a single night

Alvaro Murillo - November 28, 2016

In 2005 while I was doing a practicum at a newspaper in Spain, I overheard a designer pass off as fact a story about Costa Rica; I…

The triumph of Donald Trump
News
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News
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The triumph of Donald Trump

Oscar Arias - November 12, 2016

One of the characteristics of our era is that populism belongs to no one country, region or continent – nor any one ideology, since it occurs in…

Political renewal is needed – but it can’t be forced
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Political renewal is needed – but it can’t be forced

Alvaro Murillo - October 13, 2016

See also: "Make Costa Rica great again?" Few arguments in Costa Rica are as contradictory as the discussion of the need for “new faces” in politics. I…