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Friday, September 17, 2021

Women Not Numbers

In the shadows, a dazzling light

The birth of your child gives your life an arc. In fact: pregnancy. From the first strange soreness, sudden nausea, you begin to measure...

Eva is the seed

Eva Morera Ulloa died at the age of 19. She was murdered by her ex-partner and the father of her son, who was then...

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...

Sexual harassment and the University of Costa Rica

We couldn't close out our February edition, focused on some of the most serious issues that affect the life and death of women in...

Eyleen Vargas: The female power of Costa Rican canyoning

Here in the year 2021, we might think that all roads have been traveled, but they haven't. Some claim to be exploring parts of...

Femicides can’t be predicted, but they can be prevented

During the last two years, Costa Rica buried 35 victims of femicide: 16 in 2019, and 19 in 2020. Those 35 cases occurred in...

The faces of teenage pregnancy

"Before I had Gresley, I was so eager to meet her. What would she be like? Who would she be? How would she turn...

Woman, jaguar, Labrador: one biologist’s path to conservation

Who would not like to see a jaguar in its habitat? We'd all like to, right? Stephanny knows the feeling. She's dedicated more than a...

A funeral by the sea

The men heaved the concrete blocks, placing them around the body of Heisel Badilla Barrias, lying in a plush-covered coffin. They mixed cement in...

Women from Guaitil find ways to preserve their art

Under the shadow of a roof that shelters her from the typical heat of the northwestern province of Guanacaste, Melesia Villafuerte, a 57-year-old artisan,...
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