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Supporting youth mental health: the JovenSalud tool

“We thought it was a fantasy at the beginning, but now we’ve had results,” says Juan José Hernández, counselor at the San Rafael de...

Mental health in Costa Rica: Insight

“Are you aware that you are depressed and ill?” the doctor asked me. “Excuse me?” He looked up from the page where he was noting answers...

Her Majesty, the Heart of Palm: a story of ups and downs in Sarapiquí

María Luz Jiménez earned the title of “La Reina del Palmito,” or Queen of Heart of Palm, in Horquetas de Sarapiquí, because she prepares...

Reclaiming culture on a plate: the roots and producers of Costa Rica’s traditional cuisine

Do you think you’re pretty familiar with traditional Costa Rican food? If so, Pablo Bonilla has some questions for you. What does “traditional” really mean? What...

How Costa Rica spays and neuters to reduce animal mistreatment

Every day we cross paths with one of them on the street. Sometimes, we ignore them completely; on other occasions, we might give them...

Dogs, cats, and municipalities

How would the lives of people—and cats and dogs—change in Costa Rican communities if municipalities made pet welfare one of their responsibilities? And could...

The dog-assisted intervention that challenges stigmas

When Ingrid Calderón takes Tara for a walk to the mall, it is normal for them to be stopped by a security officer to...

The Law Against Animal Mistreatment, part 2: lessons learned

The final installment in a two-part series on the impact of the Law Against Animal Mistreatmen, which included reforms to Costa Rica’s Animal Welfare...

The Animal Welfare Act, part 1: what’s been achieved in five years?

On the morning of Sunday, June 11th, 2017, hundreds of people, dogs, cats and even a rooster got together to celebrate. That day, after...

Costa Rica’s legislators, part 4: Taking the field

The conclusion of a four-part series, “The Lineup,” that looks at the players who will dominate Costa Rica’s legislative playing field from 2022-2026: the...
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Confidence first: what happens when English teachers build trust with their students?

For Costa Rica to become bilingual by 2040, something that more educators should try is building students’ confidence before even a single word of...
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