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Stories about Costa Rica

21 June 2015

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

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

21 April 2015

The Controversial Tweet That Led a Costa Rican Official to Resign

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.

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...

28 February 2013

Latin America Turns to iPhone App to Take Hammerhead Sharks Off the Chopping Block

Countries across Latin America are on a mission to get hammerheads onto the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (Cites) list for protection. They’re...

28 January 2013

Regional Winners of Developing Latin America 2012

Technology for Transparency Network

Finally we get to know the regional winners of hackathon Desarrollando América Latina 2012 (Developing Latin America 2012), chosen among 22 applications, in turn, winners of the hackathon in each...

11 December 2012

Access Innovation Prize 2012 Recognizes Costa Rican Facebook App

Access.org announced the winners of the 1st Annual Access Tech Innovation Prize Awards, a new initiative that awards ideas that use information technology to promote human rights and address issues...

7 December 2012

Day 2 of Developing Latin America 2012

Technology for Transparency Network

Last Sunday December 2 saw the completion of day 2 of the regional hackathon Developing Latin America 2012, organised by the Ciudadano Inteligente Foundation in eight Latin American countries. After...

5 December 2012

Winning Applications from Latin America's Biggest Hackathon

Technology for Transparency Network

Desarrollando America Latina, a kind of World Cup for hackers in Latin America, took place this weekend in 8 countries in South and Central America. When technologists get in the...

2 December 2012

Day 1 of Developing Latin America 2012

Technology for Transparency Network

December 1 saw the start of Developing Latin America 2012 (#DAL2012). The regional hackathon organised by the Ciudadano Inteligente Foundation is being carried out in 8 Latin American countries: Argentina,...

29 November 2012

Developing Latin America Hackathon Draws Near!

Technology for Transparency Network

We are only 2 days short of commencing the regional hackathon Developing Latin America 2012. Anca Matioc, who is in charge of organising the event, spoke with us about the...

19 November 2012

Thousands March Against Repression in Costa Rica

On November 15, thousands of citizens participated in a march in response to the confrontations that occurred during a previous demonstration on November 8. In addition to renewing their protest...

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