Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres murdered, family says
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Honduran environmentalist Berta Cáceres murdered, family says

Noe Leiva | AFP - March 3, 2016

Updated at 7:30 p.m. TEGUCIGALPA -- Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, an award-winning environmentalist, was killed in her home Thursday, her family said, labeling her death an assassination.…

Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution
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Costa Rica boasts clean energy — and bad car pollution

Marco Sibaja | AFP - November 19, 2015

CALDERA, Puntarenas – At dusk one weekend on Costa Rica's tropical Pacific coast, Churchill vendor "Mamiche" is catering to a line of customers in front of his beachside flavored…

Costa Rica juggles jaguars and dam construction with matching grant
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Conservation
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Costa Rica juggles jaguars and dam construction with matching grant

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2015

Hydroelectric dam construction and conservation have historically been at odds worldwide. But Costa Rica thinks it can do both. The government announced a one-of-a-kind matching grant program Tuesday designed…

China throws Brazil multi-billion dollar lifeline for jets, oil
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Brazil
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China throws Brazil multi-billion dollar lifeline for jets, oil

Anna Edgerton and Raymond Colitt | Bloomberg - May 19, 2015

BRASILIA, Brazil — China extended billions of dollars in loans and investment to Brazil as the South American nation reels from a slowing economy and a corruption…

The battle over distributed generation of electricity in Costa Rica
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The battle over distributed generation of electricity in Costa Rica

Cham Brownell - April 11, 2015

An April 10 article in The Tico Times titled “ICE could sell excess energy to neighboring countries” detailed the ability for Costa Rica to lower electricity rates…

Construction of Central America’s biggest hydroelectric dam is nearly finished in Costa Rica
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Construction of Central America’s biggest hydroelectric dam is nearly finished in Costa Rica

L. Arias - December 19, 2014

Workers from the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) on Thursday finished placing the last layer of rock and earth that will support the Reventazón hydroelectric project, which when completed will become…