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One woman is trying to improve the education in a Costa Rican neighborhood sandwiched by a garbage dump and sewage plant.
Nobel Prize winner and Costa Rican president pushed for disarmament, free trade and carbon neutrality.
Costa Rica is embracing the challenge of mastering the loopy English language — digitally.
A new high-end mall with Armani and Tiffany's showcases the country's growing trend toward ostentatious wealth.
Many women in Costa Rica are delaying motherhood to pursue career dreams.
Alien communication? Galactic map? Costa Ricans are proud of their stone spheres — even if they don't know why they exist.
Do left and right even exist in Costa Rica anymore?
Costa Rica could elect its first female president. Given its progressive laws on women in politics, it's a wonder it's taken this long.
Costa Ricans are confused about whether a libertarian candidate for president is on the right or left.
The death of a controversial former president has jogged memories of Costa Rica's worst economic crisis.
Franklin Chang Diaz wants to fuel the International Space Station and transport people to Mars with his plasma rocket.
Costa Rica wants to be the first country to go entirely carbon neutral. But do rising automobile emissions threaten that goal?
China wants ties in the region, Costa Rica wants Chinese goods. But not everyone's pleased.
Americans are flocking to Costa Rica for stem cell treatments. Is it a miracle cure or false hope?
After years of warnings, Costa Rica is finally getting serious about disaster planning.
Do Zelaya and Micheletti have any choice but to sign the San Jose accord?
Daniel Ortega leads Nicaragua again, but he has many critics.
After closing shop in Indiana, a Firestone plant comes to rural Costa Rica.
Two days of intense negotiations in Costa Rica fail to bring about solution to Honduras stalemate.
Six months after an earthquake devastated parts of Costa Rica, efforts to rebuild.