Mónica Quesada Cordero reads Alejandro Zúñiga’s story from our November 2021 edition, “Tenacious,” focused on non-traditional professional sports in Costa Rica. This piece showcases the history of women’s soccer in Costa Rica.
For football fans, it’s the most wonderful time of the year—but even if you’re not, it’s been hard to escape the headlines in recent weeks that have highlighted the interplay between sports and human rights. The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, taking place as we record this episode, has showcased how the people who shape the “beautiful game” can make decisions with a serious impact on equality and inclusion, whether for good or ill. At El Colectivo 506, journalist Alejandro Zúñiga highlighted this same interaction in 2021 when he took a deep dive into the history of women’s soccer in Costa Rica. We’re proud to share that story with you today.
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