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Helping refugees to thrive in Costa Rica

With her brownies, chocolates and custom-made cakes selling out fast, baker Julissa Marin de Colman is looking to expand. She needs a bigger oven to bake more goods and more counter space for her brownies to cool off. “Some people cool them off in the fridge,...

Costa Rica gives refugees opportunities to succeed

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – When Ricardo Ángel, Miriam Velásquez and their children fled the armed conflict in Colombia in 2002 they reached Costa Rica with little more than hope. Now 15 years on, the couple run a highly successful gluten-free bakery in the nation’s...