Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance
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Costa Rica’s agricultural sector opposes joining the Pacific Alliance

L. Arias - March 11, 2016

Costa Rica’s decision to join the Pacific Alliance, a trade bloc formed by Mexico, Peru, Chile and Colombia, this week prompted discussions that show private-sector groups are still divided on…

Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican students get the surprise of a lifetime: a trip to NASA

Katherine Stanley - March 8, 2016

“Poverty is no excuse,” said Sandra Cauffman. “If you work hard, you are going far. That, I promise you.” Your standard motivational speech from a highly successful…

A cup of joe with Joe
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A cup of joe with Joe

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz - February 24, 2016

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden will meet in Washington Wednesday with the presidents of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala to work on the Alliance for Prosperity that supports…

The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseases
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The hidden environmental factors behind the spread of Zika and other devastating diseases

Chris Mooney | The Washington Post - February 4, 2016

The alarming spread of the Zika virus – caused in major part by the infamous Aedes aegypti mosquito, which can also carry dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya virus…

Comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as Guatemala’s new president
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Comedian Jimmy Morales takes office as Guatemala’s new president

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - January 14, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – Jimmy Morales, a former TV comic elected Guatemala's new president on a wave of public revulsion against widespread graft, took office Thursday in a ceremony…

Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium
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Arts and Culture
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Haiti on the outside looking in at ‘Star Wars’ delirium

AFP - December 22, 2015

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Without a single functioning movie theatre in their country, Haitians have been feeling left out in recent days, while much of the rest of the…

President Solís carries little clout with legislature, says official report
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President Solís carries little clout with legislature, says official report

Zach Dyer - November 18, 2015

Being president of Costa Rica isn’t what it used to be. The official State of the Nation Program put out a bruiser of a report Tuesday that said President Luis…

Earth in ‘uncharted territory’ on climate change
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Earth in ‘uncharted territory’ on climate change

Marlowe Hood and Nina Larson | AFP - November 9, 2015

PARIS – Earth has heated up by 1 degree Celsius (1.6 F), Britain's weather office said Monday, as greenhouse gases hit record levels just weeks before a crucial climate…

Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey
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Costa Rica poverty hits young people the hardest, says new survey

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2015

More than 65 percent of poor Costa Ricans are under 35 years old, according to a new multi-dimensional poverty index Casa Presidencial rolled out Thursday. Children under…

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty
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More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty

Zach Dyer - October 23, 2015

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty, according to the latest household survey from the National Statistics and Census Institute (INEC), released Thursday. Extreme poverty…