Whether or not the present Honduran interim government will be fully recognized by the international community remains to be seen. For the time being, however, states must still decide when and how to conduct relations with the military-appointed government, balancing concerns for pressing international issues with the expected validity and
María Emilia Solórzano Alfaro: Autora Intelectual de la abolición de la pena de muerte en Costa Rica Author: Ronald Castro Fernández Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on 07/16/2009 El 18 de julio de 2009 se cumplirán 95 años del paso hacia la eternidad de Doña María Emilia Solórzano
Rogelio Fernández Güell: Un Quijote costarricense, homenaje a los 91 años de su asesinato Author: Ronald Castro Fernández Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 05/08/2009 Category: Comment El pasado 15 de marzo se cumplieron 91 años del asesinato del Ingenioso Costarricense Don Rogelio Fernández Güell en Buenos Aires
La Carpio is a poor community in Costa Rica, nestled against a wealthy enclave of North American and European ex-patriots. Lynn Schneider takes a sobering look at the discrimination and inequalities faced by residents of La Carpio, demonstrating that cultural and structural violence are deeply ingrained, even in a country
Que Dicha Author: Maggie Schwalbach Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 06/02/2008 Category: Diaries Sometimes, just when you least expect it, life hits you over the head with wonder. This week is one of those times. Monday: I drop my laptop. It falls to the floor, and the
Jessica Barran reports on the Crucitas gold mine roundtable, recently held on UPEACE campus. Representatives from Industrias Infinito, the Costa Rican government, two environmental NGOs (FECON and AIDA), and the University of Costa Rica, were all given a chance to clarify their positions and field questions on this controversial issue.
A Load of Old Cobblestones Author: Simon Stander Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 04/05/2006 Category: Editorial The University of Peace is based in Costa Rica where businesses, government, police and unions are positioning themselves in the event of street demonstrations. Costa Rica is going to enter CAFTA.
Sympathy and pity come naturally. But truly understanding a person or group of people may require you to put yourself in their shoes, and that requires empathy. A careful process of teaching and field trips can lead students toward this frame of mind, and a greater understanding of the people