The Biden administration should support clean energy investments and environmental protections in the region.
Laura Chinchilla, former president of Costa Rica, is the recipient of the 2020 Women Political Leaders (WPL) Trailblazer Award. This award is presented to incumbent and former presidents and prime ministers for breaking political glass ceilings and reaching the highest echelon of political leadership.
Costa Rica became the first Central American country, and the sixth one in Latin America, to fully legalize same-sex marriage.
Why are ratings agencies taking a dim view of Costa Rica’s finances, and are the government’s plans enough to manage the country’s ballooning deficit?
The current and sustained political instability in Nicaragua paints a worrisome picture. As a result, migration to Costa Rica, and likely to other countries, has grown significantly.
Millions of people are fleeing the Northern Triangle, Venezuela & Nicaragua. Are neighboring countries able and willing to accept them?
En Costa Rica, hay retos grandes, pero condiciones aptas para mejorar las políticas públicas docentes
El papel de los docentes es fundamental para mejorar los resultados educativos de Costa Rica. Sarah Stanton ofrece sus comentarios acerca de la políticas docentes costarricenses y cómo se comparan con el contexto regional.
Este 16 de agosto se lanzó un informe de seguimiento sobre las políticas docentes en Costa Rica. En el evento, se presentaron los principales hallazgos y recomendaciones del informe y debatieron sus conclusiones.
In the past fifteen years, the Costa Rican education system has enacted important efforts in areas such as curricular reforms, better training and salary increases for in-service teachers, investments in infrastructure, support for vulnerable student populations and increases in teacher accreditation. However, there are actions and linkages remaining to achieve this qualitative jump.
On June 12, the Inter-American Dialogue was proud to host Carlos Alvarado, sitting president of Costa Rica, to discuss a variety of goals and challenges with Dialogue President, Michael Shifter. President Alvarado discussed his plans to restore faith in the government by tackling environmental issues, promoting inclusive education, and improving the transparency of the government.
On February 6, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, served as discussant for an event hosted by the World Affairs Council-Washington, DC featuring Costa Rica’s ambassador to the US Roman Macaya Hayes. In the Q&A discussion, Macaya and Shifter covered a wide range of topics, such as Costa Rica’s elections and its regional implications, US-Costa Rican relations, and the challenges of regional integration.
With the fastest growing car fleet in the world, Latin America has reason to accelerate the transition to electric vehicles. Costa Rica, with its strong commitment to tackling climate change, is positioning itself to vastly expand EV use in the next five years.
A compilation of the Dialogue’s reports, articles and presentations on the most important issues shaping Costa Rica’s development.
A compilation of the most relevant Dialogue’s articles, presentations and reports on Central America: its development challenges and policy options.
Latin America faces some of the toughest obstacles to halting energy emissions, but many countries in the region also have among the best opportunities to reach climate goals.