This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating English learning
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This week in the Peace Corps: Celebrating English learning

Katherine Stanley - July 16, 2018

Costa Rican public schools are returning from vacation this week, and many students are still riding high on their successes during June's educational celebrations. ​During that month,…

Florida company pleads guilty in NY to soccer bribery
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FIFA
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Florida company pleads guilty in NY to soccer bribery

AFP - July 11, 2018

NEW YORK, NY – A Florida media company pleaded guilty Tuesday to bribing soccer officials and agreed, with its Spanish parent company, to pay more than $24 million…

Guatemalan woman reunites with children in New York
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Immigration
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Guatemalan woman reunites with children in New York

AFP - July 3, 2018

NEW YORK CITY - Yeni Maricela Gonzalez Garcia (center) stands with Janey Pearl and Democratic Congressman Adriano Espaillat as she speaks with the news media following a…

This week in the Peace Corps: Cacao in Talamanca
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This week in the Peace Corps: Cacao in Talamanca

Elizabeth Lang - June 22, 2018

​Cacao is a plant that can be found in various regions of Costa Rica. Some Peace Corps Volunteers get the chance to work alongside chocolate cooperatives, seeing…

Unaccompanied Costa Rican child ‘doing well’ after being found in Arizona desert
Immigration
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Immigration
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Unaccompanied Costa Rican child ‘doing well’ after being found in Arizona desert

Alexander Villegas - June 21, 2018

United States Border Patrol agents found an unaccompanied 6-year-old Costa Rican boy in the Arizona desert Tuesday evening. The child said his uncle helped him make the journey from…

Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang
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Education
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Two Costa Rican students will study at NASA with Franklin Chang

Elizabeth Lang - June 21, 2018

Each year the XXI Century Strategy Association gives scholarships to students to train with astronauts and other professionals from NASA's Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. For…

Children in cages: this feels like defeat
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No Sugar Please
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Children in cages: this feels like defeat

Alvaro Murillo - June 20, 2018

I don’t know how I would feel if I weren’t a father. However, I am, and there are very few times that I’ve felt as sad as…

This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for Costa Rican youth
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This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for Costa Rican youth

Elizabeth Lang - June 18, 2018

Last month, U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer Brian and his community partnered with student athletes from Marquette University through Courts for Kids to build a multi-use court. In addition to…

Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado visits the United States
The Alvarado Administration
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The Alvarado Administration
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Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado visits the United States

Elizabeth Lang - June 12, 2018

Today and tomorrow President Carlos Alvarado is visiting Washington D.C., his first trip abroad following his inauguration on May 8. The president's meetings will focus on issues…

Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring
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Drug trafficking
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Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring

AFP - May 24, 2018

Costa Rican authorities dismantled an international cocaine trafficking ring that used fishing boats on the country's southern Pacific coast. The successful operation was supported by the governments…