Nicaraguans In Costa Rica: A Manufactured “Refugee” Crisis

By John Perry , -

The situation has mostly normalized in Nicaragua and yet the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is promoting an imminent refugee crisis narrative. 80% of the recent asylum [...]

A Green & Just Transition Requires Democratized Public Banks – Costa Rica Style

By  Thomas Marois, Open Democracy -

Public banks, in particular, are shown to have much greater financial capacity than commonly believed. Whereas the IATF 2019 Report claims there is only $5 trillion in combined public bank assets [...]

How Costa Rica Gets It Right

By Joseph Stiglitz, Project Syndicate. -

SAN JOSÉ – With authoritarianism and proto-fascism on the rise in so many corners of the world, it is heartening to see a country where citizens are still deeply committed to democratic [...]

Averting The Apocalypse: Lessons From Costa Rica

By Jason Hickel, -

By Jason Hickel for Local Futures - Earlier this summer, a paper published in the journal Nature captured headlines with a rather bleak forecast. Our chances of keeping global warming below the [...]

The Costa Rica Lesson

By John Andrews, -

By John Andrews for Dissident Voices - I recently returned from a holiday in Costa Rica, a country I’d wanted to visit for some years. I bought two T-shirts there. One has an image of an [...]

Banana Workers’ Strike Highlights Abuses By Corporations

By Diego Arguedas Ortiz, -

A strike that has brought activity to a halt since January on three major banana plantations on Costa Rica’s southern Caribbean coast, along the border with Panama, has highlighted the abuses in [...]

Strikers Close Costa Rican Port

By Weekly News Update, -

A longstanding dispute over the privatization of the port at Limón on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast led unionized dockworkers at the port’s Limón and Moín terminals to walk off the job on Oct. 22 [...]

Costa Rican Lawyer Roberto Zamorra Crusades For The Right to Peace

By Medea Benjamin, -

Sometimes it just takes one person with a creative mind to shake up the entire legal system. In the case of Costa Rica, that person is Luis Roberto Zamorra Bolaños, who was just a law student [...]

At the UN, A Latin American Rebellion

By Laura Carlsen, -

Without a doubt, the 68th UN General Assembly will be remembered as a watershed. Nations reached an agreement on control of chemical weapons that could avoid a global war in Syria. The volatile [...]