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Stories about Costa Rica

1 July 2014

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

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

3 June 2014

Hackers Are on the Money Trail

Technology for Transparency Network

Saturday June 7 is ”The Money Trail ”regional hack day organized by Hacks/Hackers to track the flow of public funds throughout Latin America.

1 February 2014

Costa Rica's Presidential Election Is an Unexpectedly Tight Race

According to a recent opinion poll, three candidates are tied for first place in Sunday's presidential election in Costa Rica.

18 December 2013

“We Are More Alive Than Ever:” Coral Herrera and the Struggle for Gender Equality

In this second part of an interview with scholar and blogger Coral Herrera we discuss the struggle for gender equality in Latin America and the road that remains before us.

22 October 2013

This Weekend at Developing Latin America 2013 Apps Challenge (Part I)

Technology for Transparency Network

This past weekend has been very productive for the Developing Latin America Apps Challenge. Here we bring you a brief summary of what happened in some of the participating countries.

27 September 2013

Developing Latin America 2013: An ‘Apps Challenge’ for Social Impact

Technology for Transparency Network

This year Developing Latin America goes from being a Hackathon to an Apps Challenge, an event to think of better ideas, obtain more concrete solutions, and achieve more sustainable applications.

17 September 2013

Russian Warships in Nicaragua Rekindle Territorial Disputes

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.

4 September 2013

Derailment of ‘La Bestia’, Another Tragedy in a Broken Immigration System

Levi Bridges reflects on immigration reform and the latest derailment of 'la bestia', a Mexican train that offers migrants an alternative way of reaching the U.S.

22 May 2013

Private Plane Trip Rocks Costa Rican Government

Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla has been questioned for using a private airplane owned by a company linked to a businessman who is allegedly involved with drug trafficking in Colombia....

2 May 2013

President Barack Obama visits Mexico and Costa Rica

U.S. President Barack Obama began his trip through Mexico and Costa Rica with the intention of addressing vitally important themes for the region that include the expansion of commerce and...

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