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    Justice or Impunity in the Murder of Indigenous Environmentalists?

    The fight for earth’s survival cannot be silenced, much less when it comes to our lands, our waters, all that surrounds us

    The First Woman to Visit All the Countries of the World Chose Her Top...

    Cassandra De Pecol, a native of Connecticut (United States), became the 1st person to visit all countries in the world in record...

    The World Robot Olympiad Is Coming to Costa Rica

    Have you ever watched robots playing soccer or bowling? In November in Costa Rica, you can watch young talented engineers showcase their intelligent robots...
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    Sidelining Mother Languages Threat to Global Citizenship

    What do global citizenship and contemporary education have in common? They both may be threatening to mother languages. While the United Nations Educational, Scientific and...

    Friendly Relations Continue Between Costa Rica and Cuba

    With thousands of migrants at the border, Presidents Solis and Castro discuss trade and tourism. Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis arrived this week to...

    100 Million People at Risk of Poverty due to Climate Change

    Climate change is not just an environmental issue anymore. The World Bank declared yesterday that unless countries implement immediate “climate-smart development,” over 100 million additional...

    Costa Rica Announces Next Steps in Border Dispute with Nicaragua

    The Costa Rican Foreign Ministry released a statement on Wednesday of this week, announcing its plans to close the canals and repair damages to...

    Tennis Pro Rafael Nadal Visits Costa Rica After Winning the Argentina Open

    Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal, who is number three in the world, is in Costa Rica, but the reason for his visit the country...

    Behind on Your US Expat Taxes? Now’s the Time to Get Caught Up!

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - There are approximately 7.6 million Americans living and working overseas (over 50,000 in Costa Rica alone) and it...

    The World Cup Afterglow Sets in for Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica has long been heralded as a vacationer’s dream, with kilometers upon kilometers of untouched beaches, volcanoes...

    Costa Rica Declares Three Days of Mourning for the Death of Nelson Mandela

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The government of Costa Rica from declared three days of national mourning for the death of South African...

    New iPhone 5 Comes to Costa Rica in November

    The two new versions of Apple's smartphone, iPhone 5S and the iPhone 5C, reach Costa Rica, Mexico, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala and other 6 countries on...

    Internet Freedom and the Erosion of Democracy

    This week, at least 125 million people are watching the Eurovision Song Contest, an annual competition of singers from 56 countries across Europe and...

    Baby Boomers and the STD Bulge

    Celebrity sex expert Dr. Ruth Westheimer points to an alarming increase in the rate of sexually transmitted diseases among older patients, saying a change in...

    Costa Rica Confirms Watson Extradition Demand

    The Costa Rican government has officially confirmed its demand for the extradition from Germany of hardline conservation leader Paul Watson. German authorities queried the status...

    Join the Food Revolution

    According to the World Health Organization, global obesity rates have more than doubled since 1980. For the first time in history, being overweight is...

    Extraterrestrial Intelligence: The Search Gets Harder

    The opportunity to learn more about where we fit into the vastness of the cosmos is under threat from shortsighted decision makers who have...

    The Figueres Family led Costa Rica’s Revolution, and Now its Green Revolution

    As the Bonn climate talks begin, John Vidal speaks to former president José María Figueres about Costa Rica's journey towards sustainability Say the name Figueres...
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    Mind Change

    Oxford neuroscientist Susan Greenfield argues that we need to snap out of our complacency and look at the unprecedented impacts of new technology on...

    Why the West is Ignoring Africa 2.0

    Racism and a legacy of colonialism are preventing the West from recognizing the potential of African innovation. Affordable technology is helping people all over Africa...

    The Curse of the Perfect Mother

    Feminist theorist and author Elisabeth Badinter argues women are being shackled by expectations of what it takes to be a good mother. Women once again...

    Building on Tradition, Wang Shu

    China's building boom has been dominated by soaring glass skyscrapers and contemporary designs inspired by the West. Wang Shu, recipient of the 2012 Pritzker...

    Defusing the Crisis

    A former American hostage in Iran says it’s time for the United States and Iran to stop demonizing each other and start talking about...

    On Copyright, Politicians Just Don’t Understand

    Concern about copyright laws have led to Pirate Party members being elected in Spain, Austria, Sweden, the Czech Republic, and especially Germany in recent...

    The Danger of Climate Change Denial

    As a climate scientist, I have seen my integrity perniciously attacked, politicians have demanded I be fired from my job, and I’ve been subject...

    America in Decline?

    Q&A: Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security advisor to U.S. President Jimmy Carter, talks about the implications of the rise of China and what it...

    Titanic at 100: Why We Still Care

    A hundred years after its sinking, Titanic rests on a muddy plain, torn apart, scattered, slowly eroding into the eternal darkness of the sea....

    Why Doping in Sports Continues

    As the 2012 Summer Games in London approach, the fight against doping continues. Despite notable progress in testing and enforcement, we’re still a great...

    A Movement Towards Change: Kony 2012

    The latest craze to hit the social networking scene is a craze with a cause. ‘Kony 2012’ is the global movement to get Ugandan...

    Leap Year / Leap Day – History, Traditions, and Folklore

    ONE OF the convenient fictions we live by holds that there are exactly 365 days in a year. In point of fact, the earth...

    Japan Earthquake: 6.0 Quake hits Eastern Japan, No Tsunami Warning Issued

    TOKYO, Feb 14, 2012 (AFP) - A powerful earthquake rocked eastern Japan Tuesday, but no tsunami warning was issued and no damage was reported...

    Venezuelan Primary Candidates Aim to End Chavez Rule

    (CNN) -- Venezuelan voters hoping for an end to Hugo Chavez's presidency head to the polls Sunday to pick a candidate to compete against him. The...

    Singing Superstar Whitney Houston dies at 48

    Whitney Houston, who ruled as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a...

    Imagining the United States without the Military, Costa Rica Style

    Costa Rica abolished its military in 1948 after a rugged civil war. It is difficult to even begin to describe how such a change...

    Costa Rica’s Franklin Chang into the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame

    A spacewalker who tied the record for the most space missions, the military's highest-ranking astronaut, and a former chief of the NASA astronaut corps...

    Col. Gaddafi killed: What’s next in Libya?

    In only a few months the world’s longest-serving dictator was ousted from absolute power and now even killed by his people supported by a...
    Hillary Clinton visits Libya

    Does Libya belong to its people now?

    COLOMBO (IDN) - In 2009 Libya was a friend of the U.S. so much so that it allowed several American corporate giants to enter...

    India-China strategic dialogue critical

    China and India face the common task of advancing reform and promoting the comprehensive, balanced and sustainable development of each country, according to Agreed...

    An Ode to America

    We rarely get a chance to see another country's editorial about the USA Read this excerpt from a Romanian Newspaper ... The article was written...

    The Palestinian Vote: No More US/UN

    The rap on the Palestinians has been that “they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.” But after badly playing America and Israel’s...
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