Dear Costa Rica: This is just getting started
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Dear Costa Rica: This is just getting started

Bernardo Montes de Oca - March 31, 2018

I usually turn in my column to my editor-in-chief well ahead of time. This time around I'll admit that, just like those homework assignments we used to…

Trouble in paradise: LGBTQ rights debate divides Costa Rica
Opinion
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Opinion
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Trouble in paradise: LGBTQ rights debate divides Costa Rica

Jorge Solano - March 26, 2018

The idea of Costa Rica as an oasis for gay and transgender people in Central America vanished in a single day. The perception that Costa Rica was…

Why I believe Costa Rica will learn, heal and rise
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Why I believe Costa Rica will learn, heal and rise

Diego Delfino - February 6, 2018

At three in the morning, the phone rang. You know, when it rings at that hour, that it's not a good thing. You know. With our hearts…

Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 30, 2018

Some of my favorite New Year´s words of advice from my Tica mother are, “Begin the new year traveling so that the following twelve months will be…

La campaña en que Costa Rica ignoró su realidad
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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La campaña en que Costa Rica ignoró su realidad

Alvaro Murillo - January 29, 2018

Ya sabemos que nuestro Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) llama a un voto racional, inteligente, bien informado y eso está muy bien como pretensión, pero la cruda…

Costa Rica has earthly problems, but this election season ended over the rainbow
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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Costa Rica has earthly problems, but this election season ended over the rainbow

Alvaro Murillo - January 28, 2018

We all know that our Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) is calling for a rational, intelligent, well informed vote – and that’s all well and good as a…

Why we’re marching for a secular state
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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Why we’re marching for a secular state

Zulay Martínez - January 19, 2018

Yo sí quiero un estado laico (I do want a secular state) is a collective that deeply believes that religion and the state should be separated so…

How Juan Diego Castro is turning Costa Rica upside down
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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How Juan Diego Castro is turning Costa Rica upside down

Alvaro Murillo - January 12, 2018

Until the year 2017, Juan Diego Castro Fernández was a 62-year-old lawyer from a wealthy, conservative family from Cartago, east of San José. But he wasn’t just…

January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins

Alvaro Murillo - January 8, 2018

The electoral “truce” is over, but it wasn’t much of a truce, for two reasons. First, before the mandatory ad-free period began over Christmas, the 2018 presidential…

Costa Rica’s elections 2018: a primer
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Costa Rica’s elections 2018: a primer

Alvaro Murillo - December 18, 2017

In days of yore, Costa Rican elections were called a “fiesta electoral,” a celebration of democracy where many Costa Ricans were fiercely and visibly proud of their…