Three Countries Show How Near a 100% Green Grid Is

April 6, 2018 | Costa Rica News
"The incoming president of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, says he is going to decarbonize the transportation sector, making electric cars and trucks standard in the country." The aspiration for a 100% green electricity grid is no longer a dream. ...read more
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First black woman VP in Latin America a ” Jamaican audacity in Costa Rica

April 6, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The audacity of Jamaican to believe that wherever we are in the world, we must somehow be in the forefront - in other words, 'we run things, things nuh run we' - is clearly not restricted to our sportsmen and women or our entertainers. Perhaps it was inevitable that someone of Jamaican descent would become the history-making first Afro-Costa Rican woman to be elected vice-president of that majority white Spanish-speaking Central American country.
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Tracking Aedes mosquito invasions in Panama

April 5, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Kelly Bennett, post-doctoral fellow, and Jose Loaiza, principal investigator, sample mosquito larvae from used tires. Credit: Carmelo Gomez Martinez According to new research in the journal PLOS ONE by scientists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Panama's government research institute, INDICASAT, mosquitoes in the genus Aedes , which carry a group of dangerous viruses causing yellow fever, chikungunya and Zika, invaded the crossr
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Venezuela cuts commercial ties with Panama firms, officials

April 5, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Venezuela said on Thursday it was halting commercial relations with Panamanian officials and companies including airline Copa for alleged involvement in money laundering, days after Panama accused President Nicolas Maduro of similar activities. Panama's President Juan Carlos Varelas signs a guest book during a welcoming ceremony at Presidential house in San Jose, Costa Rica March 21, 2018. ...read more
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Brookfield leadership coach part of – Transformacion Costa…

April 5, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Filson Thomas of Brookfield, Conn., talks about his involvement in Transformation Costa Rica at a local business on Thursday, April 5, 2018. Filson Thomas of Brookfield, Conn., talks about his involvement in Transformation Costa Rica at a local business on Thursday, April 5, 2018. ...read more
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The unexpected victory of Carlos Alvarado

April 5, 2018 | Costa Rica News
ON EASTER Sunday the streets of San Jose erupted with revelry and relief. A long and bitter presidential election campaign had pitted a fiercely fundamentalist former gospel singer against a liberal candidate of the centre left. ...read more
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Costa Rica’s president-elect is promising an oil-free future

April 5, 2018 | Costa Rica News
When I wrote about Costa Rica running on renewables for 113 days , detractors were quick to point out that this was electricity only-not all energy use in the country. Transportation, for example, continued to be dominated by gas and diesel. ...read more
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Manitoba premier comes under fire over alleged failure to pay luxury tax on Costa Rican vacation home

April 4, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister faced questions in the legislature Wednesday about allegations he failed to pay a luxury tax on his Costa Rican vacation home. Premier Brian Pallister said he was 'surprised' and 'disappointed' to learn that he might owe a luxury tax on his Costa Rican vacation home. ...read more
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Costa Rica Just Elected A Black Female Vice President, The First In All Of the Americas

April 3, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The win makes Campbell Barr the first Black woman to hold the office in all of the Americas. said she feels a responsibility not only to her nation's citizens of color, but to people of African descent throughout Latin America. ...read more
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What Does it Mean to Have Passion and Purpose?

April 3, 2018 | Costa Rica News
If you regularly use social media, you may have seen an intriguing petal-like image pop up in your timeline. It features four overlapping circles, arranged in a cross formation like a complex Venn diagram: one at the top, one to the right, one at the bottom, and one to the left. ...read more
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