Wednesday, November 13, 2019

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Celebrating the International Women’s Day

On March 8th, 1857, a group of textile workers made the decision to take to the streets of New York to protest the miserable conditions in which they worked. Different movements followed from that date. On March 5th, 1908,...

Latin America Stands United for the Freedom of Venezuela

Current Venezuela’s crisis has become a major concern for most Latin American countries, due to the serious socio-economic deterioration of its population and the regime’s crackdown against democracy and human rights. Except for Cuba, Bolivia, and Nicaragua, ideological allies...

Granada’s Poetry Festival Discusses Central American Integration

During the pre-opening of the 14th International Poetry Festival of Granada, panelists from Central American countries discussed the cultural integration that exists in the region. A group of writers from Costa Rica, Panama and Honduras held a discussion on...

Costa Rican Journalist Won the “Rey de España” Award

Costa Rican journalist Alexander Rivera Gonzalez won the "Rey de España" International Journalism Award on the Television category for 2017. The recognition granted on February 1st was given to a program conducted by Rivera González on the devastating effect...

Election Time, Tico Style

  Costa Rica is probably one of Central America's most politically stable countries. So much so that it does not even have an army anymore. It was disbanded 69 years ago after a brief yet bloody civil war (Guerra del...

Christmas in the World: Traditions and Curiosities

Some people use mistletoe for good luck, others choose to make an offering to the Goddess of the Sea, or disguised as Santa Claus to surprise the little ones. How can you understand Christmas? Surely, the answer will depend...

Nicolás Maduro Announces the Creation of a Crypto-currency to “Overcome the Financial Blockade”

Nicolás Maduro, Venezuela's president, announced on Sunday the creation of a crypto-currency, named “El Petro”, to make financial transactions abroad and combat the so-called “Financial Blockade" against the up-to-now vulnerable South American country. The president has indicated that the new...

The Nightmare of Being a Female Soldier in North Korea

"We were really sweating. The mattress where we slept was made of rice husk, so the mattress was impregnated with all the body odor. It is not made of cotton. Since it was rice husk, the smell of sweat...

Why Have the United Nations Promoted an International Day for Tolerance?

In 1995, the member countries of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. The Declaration affirms, among other things, that tolerance is not indulgence or indifference; it is respecting and...

November 16th: International Tolerance Day

On December 12th, 1996, it was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations and on the initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), on November 16th of each year as the International Day...
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Costa Rica Begins Switchover From Analog To Digital TV

Nowadays television is a fact of life for billions of people. Since it was invented `the box'...
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Finance Tips for Animal Lovers – How to Save Money on Pet Expenses

Owning a pet is expensive. Unless your idea of a pet is a goldfish bowl, pet ownership necessitates a lot of extra spending each...

20% of Rich Households Take Half the Income of Costa Rica

20% of rich households take 50.5% of the country's total income. This is revealed by a study conducted by experts from the National University (UNA).

Barra Honda National Park and Its Impressive Cave Systems

Barra Honda National Park has a very peculiar attraction that is the great system of caves formed by erosion, which have capricious...

Visit Costa Rica and Amaze Yourself with Its Endless Beauty

Costa Rica is a spectacular country in every way. Due to its nature, its wildlife, its beaches, its people ... you will...
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