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Los pasitos, a Costa Rican Christmas tradition.

I was 10 years old when I became part of the family tradition. My great-grandmother learned it from her dad, my grandmother officially introduced...

Arenal, the hill the became a volcano.

It was around 1 am on Monday, July 29th, 1968. Adita Vargas Pérez, then 21 years old, remembers how she was awoken by what...

Baile de los Diablitos, a Boruca tradition.

“Man, it is something that one carries in the blood. You are born, live and grow with that in your blood, your blood boils...

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Welcome to Voices 506! We’d love to hear from you

When Mónica, Pippa and I joined forces to create a new, bilingual media organization, we wanted to build a space where professional journalists could...

New Year’s traditions and the world’s ‘happiest country’

One New Year’s Day a few years ago, I sat at the cement table, or pollito, in our little garden with my parents and...

There is hunger in Costa Rica. The world needs to know

Before the pandemic, I was focused on providing food and academic support to people in Barrio Reina de Los Ángeles, in Hatillo 1. ...

How to create a global circle of moms — in just two days

Everything has changed this year. My husband and I run a tourism business, Casitas Tenorio B&B, in rural northern Costa Rica. At the start of...

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