There was a problem at the polls in Costa Rica – and I was part of it
Journalism
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Journalism
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There was a problem at the polls in Costa Rica – and I was part of it

Alexander Villegas - April 5, 2018

There was a problem at the polls this Sunday that didn’t get coverage from the press, and that’s because the press was the problem. I was part…

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…

We need to take a second look at our assumptions about gay marriage
Op-ed
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Op-ed
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We need to take a second look at our assumptions about gay marriage

Julio Noboa - March 29, 2018

The recent ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights confirming the marital rights of LGBTQ people has elicited multiple responses throughout Latin America, with some welcoming…

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…

What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica
Opinion
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Opinion
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What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica

Paula Álvarez - March 11, 2018

By now you probably already know that hundreds of women took to the streets of San José to march for our rights on March 8, International Women’s…

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…

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
3124 views

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…