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Costa Rica: women, sex and the natural world

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Clara Sola takes an imaginative look at a woman’s release from the social constraints that shape her life, through her unique connection to the natural world.

The Power of Hip Hop in Protest

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Louise Morris spoke with Costa Rican hip hop artist, Nakury, about the power of hip hop in protests, somatic solidarity, empowerment through hip hop culture, and how we can effectively harness music in social movements.

Bananas boom while workers pay the price

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Despite Latin America having some of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the world, the ‘essential’ banana export industry has thrived, while workers have...

An open and shut case – schools and Covid-19

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‘What’s that huge queue for?’ I asked my friend. He simply shrugged his shoulders as we stared at the seemingly endless line of people,...

Covid-19 reaches Costa Rica: hopes and fears

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‘Coronavirus will never hit Costa Rica. There are no direct flights between China and here’. These are the words that an acquaintance confidently shared just 7...

Migration & displacement – LAB Newsletter July 2019

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Dear LAB Supporter and Friend, 31 July 2019 Migration and Displacement at crisis point In addition to our website, LAB’s Facebook page provides a daily stream of summaries...

Costa Rica: religious extremism in the ascendant

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Costa Ricans went to the voting booths on February 4 to confirm what most polls had predicted: the victory of evangelical singer Fabricio Alvarado...

Costa Rica: is the far right poised for victory?

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In an unprecedented political atmosphere, Costa Ricans will vote for a new president on February 4th. The country has become famous for its wonderful...

Central America: Cuban migrants stuck in limbo

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Thousands of Cuban migrants trying to reach the United States through Central America have found themselves stranded as countries close their borders to them.

Central America: Devastated by ‘Free Trade’

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Warnings about the human and environmental costs of 'free trade' went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

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