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“Cementazo” Scandal Tarnishes Costa Rican Presidential Election

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:24:19 +0000

The "cementazo", roughly translated as "huge cement blow", is a corruption case tarnishing the presidential election in one of the most institutionally stable countries in Latin America.

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What Worried Latin Americans in 2016?

Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:49:17 +0000

"How philosophical, how profound are the doubts that trouble the Latin American minds of our times."

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

Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:19:53 +0000

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

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The Innocents of the Panama Papers

Thu, 14 Apr 2016 00:47:59 +0000

"The desire for transparency around the issue of tax evasion is understandable. But the question arises as to whether innocent people are being hurt as a result of this process."

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

Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:44:46 +0000

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

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Living the Spanish Language as the Descendant of Afro-Caribbean Migrants in Costa Rica

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:35:55 +0000

Shirley Campbell's parents decided not to speak to her and her siblings in English, perhaps as an attempt to give them one less reason to be different.

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

Mon, 08 Feb 2016 03:22:09 +0000

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

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From Hallacas to Horchata, the Tastes of Latin America's Holiday Season

Thu, 24 Dec 2015 09:46:08 +0000

“Vitello tonnato” in Argentina, Russian salad in Venezuela and turkey in Peru. Explore the sweet and savory of the festive season in Latin America, as told by Global Voices contributors.

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

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 16:30:51 +0000

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

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

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:08:26 +0000

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."

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

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 03:25:38 +0000

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

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The Controversial Tweet That Led a Costa Rican Official to Resign

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 19:35:12 +0000

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.

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About Homeland, Lanterns, Parades and Independence in Costa Rica

Thu, 18 Sep 2014 00:01:29 +0000

On her blog Anchas Alamedas, Solentiname remembers how she used to spend Costa Rica independence day, September 15, when she was a schoogirl, and the parades with lanterns and flags: Teníamos estandarte y era un honor reservado para los mejores estudiantes de todo el colegio y solo tres: el que...

Words From a Patient Who Got a Second Chance

Fri, 22 Aug 2014 00:01:05 +0000

Some months ago, on her blog Anchas Alamedas, blogger Solentiname started to share the different stages she's gone through, since the moment she found a lump in her breast. On her latest blogpost, she writes to someone she calls Mimí and she tells her how she felt after the surgery...

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

Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:38:00 +0000

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

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