Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay
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Business
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Cañas-Liberia Highway expansion faces yet another delay

L. Arias - June 18, 2015

The expansion from two to four lanes of the highway between Cañas and Liberia, Guanacaste, originally scheduled to be ready in May of last year, will take up to six more months…

Bluefields: The dream of independence for a forgotten colonial harbor
Latin America
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Latin America
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Bluefields: The dream of independence for a forgotten colonial harbor

Jurriaan van Eerten - June 2, 2015

BLUEFIELDS, Nicaragua – To get to Bluefields from Nicaragua's capital of Managua, first you take a bus for about six hours. At the last stop you move…

Hollande in Haiti to promise help from resented France
Global
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Global
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Hollande in Haiti to promise help from resented France

Sabine Wibaux and Amélie Baron | AFP - May 12, 2015

Also recommended: How the Clintons’ Haiti development plans succeed – and disappoint PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – President Francois Hollande arrived in Haiti on Tuesday to boost France's role…

How the Clintons’ Haiti development plans succeed – and disappoint
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Business
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How the Clintons’ Haiti development plans succeed – and disappoint

Kevin Sullivan and Rosalind S. Helderman | The Washington Post - March 21, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Deep in the Haitian countryside, peanut farmer Wismith Moricette epitomizes the success of Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's charitable work: Through an innovative program backed…

China’s panda population is growing, and that’s a problem
Conservation
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Conservation
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China’s panda population is growing, and that’s a problem

Simon Denyer and Xu Jing | The Washington Post - March 6, 2015

BEIJING, China — It is a rare success story for environmental protection and wildlife conservation in China: the nation's once-a-decade survey has found China's wild panda population…

Honduran military aims to fill in for ‘absent’ parents with program targeting at-risk kids
Crime
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Crime
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Honduran military aims to fill in for ‘absent’ parents with program targeting at-risk kids

George Rodríguez - January 23, 2015

The Honduran military establishment says parents are not fulfilling their role in teaching children essential guiding values and principles. Thus, the Honduran Armed Forces (FAH) – which…

Costa Rica’s Solís announces 75 development projects for the Caribbean province of Limón
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rica’s Solís announces 75 development projects for the Caribbean province of Limón

Zach Dyer - January 20, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís signed an executive order Tuesday establishing a committee to coordinate 75 development projects and initiatives ranging from sewers to job training for the…

Is Honduras heading for the privatization of parts of its territory?
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Business
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Is Honduras heading for the privatization of parts of its territory?

George Rodríguez - January 18, 2015

Honduras, one of the poorest countries in Latin America, ridden by corruption, severely hit by violence, and showing some of the highest inequity levels in the region,…

In this holiday season, finding ways to make a difference
Giving Back
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Giving Back
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In this holiday season, finding ways to make a difference

Katherine Stanley - December 11, 2014

In the low-income neighborhood of Rincón Grande in western San José, a young woman has finished her last tests of the school year. Instead of hanging out…

A search for Central America’s own Malalas
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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A search for Central America’s own Malalas

Sylvia Arias Penón - December 10, 2014

On December 10, 2004, Wangari Maathai, a Kenyan environmental and political activist, became the first African woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. In her acceptance speech…