A conversation with Steve Aronson: ‘The character of Costa Ricans will save us’
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A conversation with Steve Aronson: ‘The character of Costa Ricans will save us’

The Costa Rica USA Foundation (CRUSA) - November 8, 2018

Steve Aronson may have chosen to make his life in a country renowned for laid-back pura vida, but he’s the ultimate multitasker. As soon as he picks…

This week in the Peace Corps: Día del Negro y Afrodescendientes
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This week in the Peace Corps: Día del Negro y Afrodescendientes

Jose M. / Peace Corps Costa Rica - November 5, 2018

Día del Negro, as it is known locally, is my favorite holiday I have had the joy of celebrating during my Peace Corps service in Costa Rica.…

Goldie takes 2018 Sloth Ironman title, but all the animals at Toucan Rescue Ranch win
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Goldie takes 2018 Sloth Ironman title, but all the animals at Toucan Rescue Ranch win

Alissa Grosskopf - October 31, 2018

Stretching her legs from one branch to another in slow motion, Goldie couldn’t care less about being 2018 Sloth Ironman Games champion. The young sloth had gathered…

This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province
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This week in the Peace Corps: Lessons from indigenous communities in Limón province

Crystal / Regional Peace Corps Leader - October 22, 2018

After four years with Peace Corps Costa Rica, I am reflective about living and working in indigenous communities throughout Limón Province. As a youth development volunteer for…

Lifeguards call for help in Costa Rica: support their work in Osa
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Lifeguards call for help in Costa Rica: support their work in Osa

Perry Gladstone - October 20, 2018

Over the last four years, the Lifeguards of Costa Ballena have performed 240 in-water rescues, administered first aid 100 times and prevented thousands of incidents along the…

Children: the future of shark protection
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Children: the future of shark protection

Alissa Grosskopf - October 16, 2018

The nonprofit organization Misión Tiburón is strongly engaged in the protection of hammerhead sharks in Costa Rica. They hope to set a milestone for future generations to…

This week in the Peace Corps: Bricks to Bread – A success story
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This week in the Peace Corps: Bricks to Bread – A success story

Brian Davis / Peace Corps Volunteer - October 9, 2018

In July 2017, Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Brian was introduced to Nancy Fitzimons Alvarado, a 1989 Peace Corps Volunteer and the co-founder of the non-profit organization, Bricks to…

This week in the Peace Corps: Youth group receives prizes in business plan competition
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This week in the Peace Corps: Youth group receives prizes in business plan competition

The Tico Times - October 1, 2018

This past week a youth group from Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) Zane's site participated in the closing ceremony of the Junior Achievement Costa Rica La Compañía business…

This week in the Peace Corps: Teaching about language, leadership and life
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This week in the Peace Corps: Teaching about language, leadership and life

The Tico Times - September 17, 2018

Many Peace Corps Volunteers (PCVs) here in Costa Rica spend a large chunk of their time in schools. PCVs lead all kinds of activities depending on the…

How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees
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How to love bees and save the world: Puerto Viejo couple teach the importance of bees

Sandy Sandoval - September 12, 2018

Bees have always shown what it means to live in a harmonious system of collaboration. These tiny insects are a testament that a team made up of…