The dream of a community called La Carpio
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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The dream of a community called La Carpio

Marielos Méndez - March 22, 2018

On Tuesday, March 21, the first phase of construction of La Carpio’s new primary school was officially inaugurated by President Luis Guillermo Solís, First Lady Mercedes Peñas,…

PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making
Education
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Education
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PHOTOS: La Carpio opens new school, 23 years in the making

Elizabeth Lang - March 22, 2018

When La Carpio inaugurated its new school yesterday, it was the culmination of 23 years of effort. That's right: 23. A new facility to replace the infamously…

5 questions for rising stars from La Carpio
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for rising stars from La Carpio

Elizabeth Lang - March 11, 2018

La Carpio is a shantytown community located on the outskirts of San José. It is also home to the Integrated System of Art Education for Social Inclusion…

Faces of Sunday’s vote in and around La Carpio
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Faces of Sunday’s vote in and around La Carpio

Vecinos Activos / The Tico Times - February 8, 2018

The Tico Times is grateful to Vecinos Activos Cueva de Luz, a community news site focused on the San José neighborhood of La Carpio, for sharing photos…

5 questions for a Costa Rican fashion designer
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a Costa Rican fashion designer

Elizabeth Lang - March 12, 2017

Merging creativity and marketing skills has been a constant since childhood in Daniela Sasso’s life. Sasso, 29, is a self-taught Costa Rican fashion designer and business manager…

La rebeldía cultural de La Carpio
Education
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Education
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La rebeldía cultural de La Carpio

Elizabeth Lang - February 23, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado
Education
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Education
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Cambiando paradigmas en La Carpio por medio del voluntariado

Elizabeth Lang - February 22, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Conozca a Alicia Avilés, la líder inmigrante y perseverante del crecimiento cultural en La Carpio

Elizabeth Lang - February 20, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

Reconstruyendo la comunidad de La Carpio por medio de la educación cultural
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Reconstruyendo la comunidad de La Carpio por medio de la educación cultural

Elizabeth Lang - February 19, 2017

At the request of La Carpio community leaders, we are presenting this series in translation for Spanish-language readers. Read the original English series, which we published in January,…

La Carpio’s cultural rebellion
Artists
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Artists
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La Carpio’s cultural rebellion

Elizabeth Lang - January 13, 2017

Part Four of a four-part series. Read Parts One, and Two and Three!  Is it possible for a single organization to change the face of a country's toughest neighborhood?…