This week in the Peace Corps: Sports for Costa Rican youth
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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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
Drug trafficking
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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…

5 questions for US painter Suzahn King
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for US painter Suzahn King

Elizabeth Lang - May 20, 2018

Suzahn King's paintings, known for their intricate details, are currently focused on her surroundings in Costa Rica, a country she came to in the early 1990s on…

Costa Rica’s Oscar Arias: ‘Oliver North and the NRA deserve each other’
Opinion
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Opinion
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Costa Rica’s Oscar Arias: ‘Oliver North and the NRA deserve each other’

Oscar Arias - May 10, 2018

People who have been honest, just and compassionate deserve every second chance they can get – but how bitter it is when people who have inflicted only…

5 questions for a Costa Rican artist in Chicago
Weekend Arts Spotlight
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Weekend Arts Spotlight
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5 questions for a Costa Rican artist in Chicago

Elizabeth Lang - April 15, 2018

Art has been a part of Costa Rican artist James Nienhuis' life ever since he can remember. He started by painting on walls and in his notebooks…

Trump cancels Latin America trip, cites Syria concerns
Latin America
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Latin America
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Trump cancels Latin America trip, cites Syria concerns

AFP - April 10, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. President Donald Trump announced Tuesday that he had cancelled his first visit to Latin America to focus on the unfolding situation in Syria. Trump…

Venezuela dominates agenda ahead of Trump’s Latin American visit
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News
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Venezuela dominates agenda ahead of Trump’s Latin American visit

Alina Dieste / AFP - April 8, 2018

Venezuela will be the dominant issue during the first visit of'U.S. President Donald Trump to Latin America this week, but according to analysts, a crusade by the…

U.S. congratulates Carlos Alvarado on his victory in Costa Rica
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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U.S. congratulates Carlos Alvarado on his victory in Costa Rica

AFP - April 2, 2018

The U.S. State Department congratulated Costa Rica’s president-elect, Carlos Alvarado, on his triumph on Sunday's elections, and expressed hope for further cooperation during his to strengthen the…

From New York to Costa Rica: ‘Costa Rica changed my entire life’
The World in Costa Rica
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The World in Costa Rica
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From New York to Costa Rica: ‘Costa Rica changed my entire life’

Elizabeth Lang - March 16, 2018

A one-time Costa Rican vacation. That was the initial idea of Andrea X, better known as Satya X – but her reaction to the country was love…