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What Costa Rica should have said to women tourists

This week, controversy erupted in Costa Rica when La Nación reported that the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT), with approval from the National...

The athlete entrepreneur: how sponsors’ choices shape the future of Costa Rican sports

Sebastián Rodríguez Williams is a Brazilian jiu jitsu champion from Curridabat, Costa Rica. He’s a four-time Panamerican Champion and is ranked 15th worldwide. He...

What it means to support a world champion: one father’s story

In 2011, my daughter Kami was six years old and in the first grade. Luis Carlos Garza, the then-coach of the Santa Inés School...

The angels wait at the back of the pack

The writer Annie Lamott describes being skillful at something as being “fast” at it. The thing Lamott is fastest at is putting words together;...

Women belong in sports and sports journalism

At this point in history, so close to the end of 2021, as we prepare for the return of fans to stadiums in First...

Cancer in a pandemic, at age 20: a new opportunity every day

No one—including me—would have believed that abdominal pain 30 minutes after lunch meant cancer. I wasn’t scared. "Must have been the food," I thought....

We are cancer patients’ informal caregivers, and we deserve support

"How brave! I admire all the strength she’s shown during her mother's illness. She didn't even cry at mass!" Those were the words that,...

On birthdays and survival: testicular cancer at 29

When I was nine years old, in early 2001, I remember a strange fascination among my classmates for yellow rubber bracelets that said LIVESTRONG....

A public-private alliance, from the public health standpoint

The waiting room was a very cheerful place that day. It was full of women from the Barra de Parismina community, on the northern...

Misinformation and young people in Costa Rica: a deeply personal problem

About a year ago, a fake Facebook profile called “Tierrosas de Matina” began to publish photos of girls who live in Matina—a canton in...
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What Costa Rica should have said to women tourists

This week, controversy erupted in Costa Rica when La Nación reported that the Costa Rican Institute of Tourism (ICT), with approval from the National...
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