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March 8, International Women’s Day: Yes, We Still Need To Protest

March 8, International Women’s Day: Yes, We Still Need To Protest

Q COSTA RICA – Once again women around the world will take to the streets on March 8, International Women’s Day in support of women’s rights and gender equality around the world. While it may seem that we women should be content with the gains that we’ve made, there are still gender based major problems […]

Earthquakes Can Be Scary. Volcanoes Are A Mystery. In Cartago You Can Experience Both Without The Danger

Earthquakes Can Be Scary. Volcanoes Are A Mystery. In Cartago You Can Experience Both Without The Danger

(by Mitzi Stark for QCostarica) Earthquakes can be scary. Volcanoes are a mystery. At MAGMATICA in Cartago you can experience the thrill and fright of both without a shred of danger. MAGMATICA is a tourist delight that shows us how the ground shaking movements of the earth produced the continents and the land bridge that […]

Stone Walls A Part of History

Stone Walls A Part of History

QCOSTARICA byMitzi Stark – In sight of the busy highway on the way to Atenas and Jacó the remnants of an old stone wall can barely be seen from the windows of a car or bus this was once a very important part of the history of Costa Rica. This is the Old Customs Building. […]

April 11 Is Juan Santamaria Day, A National Holiday

April 11 Is Juan Santamaria Day, A National Holiday

QCOSTARICA by  Mitzi Stark – April 11 is Juan Santamaria Day, a national holiday celebrated in Alajuela with high school bands and drill teams from around the country on parade and speeches by dignitaries to remind us that 160 years ago the Costa Rican army defended the borders from a North American invasion. The Campaign […]

What About the Girls

What About the Girls

Submitted by Mitzi Stark, WILPF – Nov. 10 is Malala Day designated by the United Nations to honor the teenager Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan, shot by the Taliban on Oct. 9, 2012 for urging education for girls. This year the United Nations has been focusing on adolescent girls. Like Malala, who was fourteen when she […]