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Solutions Journalism

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...

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...

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...

Did you know that death from colorectal cancer is almost 100% preventable?

"Colorectal cancer has significantly increased its incidence and mortality in recent years, with an 83% increase for men. Measures must be taken to reverse...

What do men fear more: a rectal examination, or prostate cancer?

In a routine visit to the Marcial Fallas Clinic around 2007, Manuel Cortés Valverde told the doctor that he was going to develop prostate...

What does it take to get a mammogram in Costa Rica?

Doña María Elena Quirós is 68 years old and loves to watch videos of cats and dogs on Tik Tok. They make her laugh....

Marino Ballena: where the pandemic opened doors

It is the third most visited national park in Costa Rica; the economies of its neighboring communities are 95% dependent on tourism. However, when...

How San Lucas Island was reborn

In 2020, San Lucas Island became Costa Rica's 30th national park. What benefits has this brought to the protected area and surrounding communities?
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Podcast in English: How can a city become age-friendly?

Today on our podcast, Mónica Quesada Cordero reads a story in Spanish from our February 2022 edition, Long Live CR, which focused on healthy...

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