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Educating in a pandemic: a family tale 1, 2, and 3

What has pandemic education meant to you? Have you experienced it as a parent, teacher, grandparent, onlooker? In Costa Rica, or somewhere else in the...

Our daughters and the poisoned apple

“I want to disappear,” my daughter said. “What?” My hand, resting on her shoulder, tightened its grip instinctively to match the squeeze of my heart. “It’s...

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...

Our kids, Costa Rica, and the big wide world

Ah, kids and the pandemic. So many desperate Facebook posts; so many thinkpieces, just like this one). Some people say they are far better...

Edición Actual

Following in their footsteps

First in a four-part series on education and the pandemic in Costa Rica. That grin: a mischievous flash under hair shaped into crocodile spikes. Curls that...

A national park protected by a giant

No national park can resist him. No national park can resist the calm and respectful step, the attentive and curious eyes and ears, and the...

La Niña Gladys, among maps and numbers

She was a teacher the way they used to be. Una niña de antes. La Niña Gladys de Durán (niña, or little girl, was...

Educating in a pandemic: a family tale 1, 2, and 3

What has pandemic education meant to you? Have you experienced it as a parent, teacher, grandparent, onlooker? In Costa Rica, or somewhere else in the...

Teaching on quicksand

In the final installment of our March series, we'll portray the classrooms and Zoom meetings where education is taking place in Costa Rica today,...