The COVID-19 pandemic has killed about 7 million people worldwide, ravaging health care systems and economies. Dr. Atul Gawande, head of global health at the US Agency for International Development, spoke with The World's Carolyn Beeler about how pandemic recovery "will require as much focus and attention as it did when it first started."
Christiana Figueres, the founder of Global Optimism, believes that a determined, optimistic mindset is crucial in the struggle for climate justice.
Hoping to replace billions in lost revenue, Costa Rica is embarking on a marketing blitz geared toward locals.
Earth’s rainforests are astonishingly biodiverse ecosystems that can drive the climates of faraway continents, but they’re disappearing in the name of the kind of economic development that values rainforests more when logged, mined, or turned into farmland. A new book argues that the world’s rainforests are most valuable when kept intact.
Warmer ocean temperatures, ocean acidification and poor water quality combine to make a toxic environment for most corals around the world. But some corals are actually thriving despite these challenges and scientists hope to propagate these resilient corals to give struggling reefs a leg up.
With political violence a daily threat at home, Nicaraguans are fleeing to Costa Rica and, increasingly, the US.
Author Margaret Atwood says “everyone seeing these groups of women know what they mean.”
When an anti-LGBTQ candidate won the first round of presidential elections in Costa Rica, Vincenzo Bruno took to Facebook to denounce him.
A number of Latin American countries, including Costa Rica, do not allow same-sex marriage. However, that trend is changing.
Haitians and other US-bound migrants are boarding boats from Colombia by the hundreds each day. Next stop: the Darien Gap, a jungle that's feared as much for the armed rebels and narcos as for the snakes and jaguars.
Five Central American nations and Mexico got together and figured out a plan to get nearly 8,000 stranded Cuban migrants from Costa Rica to the US border. That kind of laser-like focus on solutions just doesn't happen for other Central American migrants.