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Podcast in Spanish: For these rural Costa Rican communities, the solution to forest fires comes from within

In our final longform of 2022, we’re proud to present our first longform story created for audio. We talk to two women who have...

‘We’re the ones who built it, so we can take it apart’

El Colectivo 506 has brought us into contact with many new friends, but it’s also started fresh conversations with familiar faces. Such is the...

Join a new kind of journalism community!

El Colectivo 506 is an independent media organization founded in Costa Rica in 2020 by a group of women passionate about independent journalism and...

‘Starting with small projects, we can create change’

Readers passionate about education have been a constant presence at El Colectivo 506—teachers, administrators, parents and students alike. So it made sense that during...

‘I don’t know how to close the gap, but I think journalism can’

Since the launch  of El Colectivo 506, Marie Garnier—a Costa Rican university professor based in the Netherlands—has been one of our most passionate readers....

A dangerous narrative: the migrant crisis in Costa Rica

As an international educator and advocate for immigrant and refugee rights, I often use Costa Rica as an example for humanitarian refugee policies in...

‘We need less bureaucracy and more action’

Who would you rely on if flood waters took your bedding, your belongings, or even your home? The thing is, none of us know that...

Why you are the key to solutions journalism

When a journalism student asked me earlier this week how El Colectivo 506 finds the solutions that we report about, a series of faces...

‘There are hidden gems you’ll never see if you stay on the highway’

A Zoom chat with Dakota Bishop reminded me instantly of so many of the reasons I’ve become a stalwart fan of Returned Peace Corps...

Welcome to ‘Hop on the bus’

As I write this, my house is on the verge. Paper bats and pumpkins from Halloween coexist in spooky harmony with bright marigolds for...
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Why not this? Composting in Costa Rica

What would it take for more people to take up composting in Costa Rica? Where else in the world is this practice being implemented...
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