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Conservationist murders threaten Costa Rica's eco-friendly reputation
The murder of Jairo Mora, who was trying to protect endangered turtle eggs, was the latest in a string of crimes against environmentalists in the country. Many worry activists will stay away if poache...
Costa Rican Farmers Become Climate Change Acrobats
Ortiz, Deigo Arguedas
José Alberto Chacón traverses the winding path across his small farm on the slopes of the Irazú volcano, in Costa Rica, which meanders because he has designed it to prevent rain from washing away nutr...
The Culture of Terrorism
Chomsky argues that the United States elites are dedicated to the rule of force, and that their commitment to violence and lawlessness has to be masked by an ideological system which attempts to contr...
Forests and Crops Make Friendly Neighbors in Costa Rica
Ortiz, Diego Arguedas
The ways to better agricultural development is to promote co-existence of farming and forestry, and encourage farmers to be productive and competitive.
The History of Costa Rica
Molina, Ivan; Palmer, Steven
An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
I Found My Voice in Spanish, a Language Once Used to Subjugate My Ancestors
Author Shirley Campbell explains how her Afro-Caribbean 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 in Spanish-s...
Killing Hope: U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Living the Spanish Language as the Descendant of Afro-Caribbean Migrants in Costa Rica
Several generations of the black population have been forced to fight in order to conserve the language they brought with them, and with it all of their accumulated history, wisdom, and identity. They...
Necessary Illusions: Thought Control in Democratic Societies
An inquiry into the nature of the media and the role of intellectuals in "a political system where the population cannot be disciplined by force, and thus must be subjected to more subtle forms of ide...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Solar heat - transforming rural enterprises around the tropics
Solar energy is not just about electricity. It's also about heat - and three innovative projects highlighted by the Ashden Awards are showing how solar heat can dramatically reduce the carbon footprin...
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Canadian Crossroads International
CCI fosters global understanding by placing Canadian volunteers in the developing world, placing volunteers from developing nations in Canada, and sponsoring community education programs. Each year, m...
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The biggest criminals write laws that make their crimes legal
Giannina Segnini is the director of the investigative team at La Nación newspaper in Costa Rica. This month she was awarded one of Latin America's most prestigious distinctions, the Gabriel Garcia Mar...
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Costa Rica's Energy Nearly 100 Percent Clean
Arguedas Ortiz, Diego
Arguedas Ortiz describes how Cost Rica's energy supply is based almost totally on clean sources.
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