12.3 C
San Jose
Thursday, January 27, 2022

Longform

Trainings for small businesses in Costa Rica

The world of trainings for small businesses in Costa Rica is a vast one. Virtual and in-person, free and paid, a host of offerings...

Tools for entrepreneurs and consumers: small business certifications in Costa Rica

“Everything, and nothing,” says Jorge Fallas with a laugh when asked what he’d change about Costa Rica’s small business certifications. What does this mean? Well,...

The ever-changing border: Migration, coffee, and COVID in Costa Rica

In some ways, our entire December edition was an excuse to go find Máximo. There were plenty of unanswered questions that tantalized us, too, of...

How does symbiosis begin? The case of Barra Honda

"They say it was me, but no, it wasn't me," says Dorian Méndez, administrator of Barra Honda National Park. “I made a proposal. That...

Costa Rica’s best-kept secrets: solutions journalism and our rural communities

When I was in second grade, the mother of my friend and classmate María Luisa said something to me that I carry with me...

What happens when surfing includes everyone?

It all started with a school desk. But not in a classroom. Michael Castro Arias was 11 years old, walking along the beach one day...

‘Clawing against the world’: the lonely emergence of BMX freestyle in Costa Rica

Olivia Esther Matamoros Chávez won’t watch her son compete. Not live, anyway. She stays away from the stadiums or TV screens, and will only watch...

Costa Rican parathletes: colossal talent that so many overlook

"I grew up with no problem, my parents raised me with a mentality that there was nothing wrong with me," says Camilla Haase, a...

From cattle fields to packed stadiums: the women who transformed Costa Rican soccer

Shirley Cruz wanted a full stadium.  The Costa Rican soccer star, the most successful player in the country’s history, was playing for her hometown team...

Cervical cancer: 100% preventable, but surrounded by stigma

“But mom, people with cancer die.” That’s what Ismael, eight years old, told his mother, Arelys Badilla Bosa, when he heard her say that they...
- Advertisement -spot_img

Latest

Tips 506: How to buy souvenirs that benefit small businesses and communities

There's something magical about buying souvenirs. Perhaps it is because of the new color combinations, flavors, and shapes, or because of the treasured experiences...
spot_img