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Stories about Costa Rica

22 July 2016

Meet the Two Latin American Women Vying for the United Nations’ Top Job

"Excited that @CFigueres is running for #nextSG. Paris Agreement was an incredible achievement."

15 March 2016

I Found My Voice in Spanish, a Language Once Used to Subjugate My Ancestors

In part two of her post, Shirley Campbell examines how Spanish is a language at once discriminatory and liberating.

8 February 2016

A Costa Rican Political Party's ‘Incendiary’ Ad Didn't Seem to Help Them at the Polls

"That advertisement could seem to us idiotic... but these little Costa Rican army and far-right political groups are symptoms."

26 November 2015

Stranded Migrants, Syrian Refugees and Street Sexual Harassment Hit Costa Rican Headlines

Three events have caused Costa Rica to hit the headlines in Central America in mid November. Let's see what it was about.

23 November 2015

The Struggle of More Than One Thousand Cuban Immigrants Stranded in Central America

Some 1,500 Cubans are stranded at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua after Nicaragua denies them entry, and violently turns them away alleging "violation of sovereignty."

21 June 2015

A 68-Year-Old Book Is Fueling a Major Debate About Race in Costa Rica

Almost a century after its publication, the classic children's book "Cocorí" is fueling a major debate about racism in Costa Rica today.

21 April 2015

The Controversial Tweet That Led a Costa Rican Official to Resign

Julia Ardón, a social media aide for Costa Rica's president, attracted a firestorm of criticism for tweeting from her personal account against the Catholic Church's stance on in vitro fertilization.

1 July 2014

Costa Rica Rejoices as National Team Advances to World Cup Quarterfinals in Historic First

The country erupted in celebrations after defeating Greece on penalties 5-3.

3 June 2014

Hackers Are on the Money Trail

Technology for Transparency Network

Saturday June 7 is ”The Money Trail ”regional hack day organized by Hacks/Hackers to track the flow of public funds throughout Latin America.

2 February 2014

PHOTOS: Costa Ricans in the Diaspora Vote for the First Time

This is the first Costa Rican presidential election in which voting from abroad is possible. From around the world, Costa Ricans have been using Twitter to report about their vote.

Costa Ricans Go to the Polls to Elect a New President

1 February 2014

Costa Rica's Presidential Election Is an Unexpectedly Tight Race

According to a recent opinion poll, three candidates are tied for first place in Sunday's presidential election in Costa Rica.

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