Latest posts by Oscar Howell
A resolution by the International Court of Justice set the stage for conflict between Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Colombia and Panama, reviving disputes and jeopardizing a project to build a canal.
Carmen Naranjo died on January 4, 2012. In her political and cultural work Naranjo fought for the equality of women and the spreading of knowledge to the wider public. She was a key author that helped change the direction of Costa Rican literature to reflect the realities on an emergent urban society with new rules and views of the future.
In Costa Rica a viral video that portrays politicians as clowns has been released to protest a new tax bill. As some question the validity of such a campaign, others defend the right to use social media as a tool for political activism.