Podcast by The Tico Times
Episode 6: March News Roundup
Sergio Rojas, an indigenous leader, was murdered in his home; wildfires ravaged Nosara and Costa Rica is facing water cuts as El Niño bears down on Central America. The Tico Times also continues its coverage of sexual assault and harassment. Finally, La Sele is gearing up for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.
We dive deep into these topics in our March news roundup.
Episode 5: Figuring out and fighting street harassment in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches and abundant biodiversity, but for women, it also means street harassment.
Tico Times reporter Alissa Grosskopf talks to experts and men on the street to figure out why they do it, how to fight it and what happens when you do.
Episode 4: February News Roundup
In this episode of The Tico Times Dispatch, we look over the month's biggest stories.
Former two-time Costa Rican president Oscar Arias was accused of sexual assault, Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro faces the biggest challenge to his power yet and the Catholic Church in Costa Rica is facing a sexual abuse and cover-up scandal.
Episode 3: Costa Rican love stories
For this Valentine's Day we have a special episode of the Tico Times Dispatch. We're talking about love, Costa Rican love.
Listen to these Costa Rican love stories that range from everything to sloth-on-sloth hugfests to backseat encounters in Costa Rican cabs.
Episode 2: What's in Costa Rica's controversial tax-reform bill?
The streets of Costa Rica have been bogged down by protests since Sept. 10, when public-sector unions called for a general strike to oppose a proposed tax-reform bill.
Public sector unions say the bill, which raises taxes on everyone and cuts benefits to public employees, puts too much of a burden on the working class. The government says 80 percent of the new taxes come from the top 20 percent of Costa Rican earners.
We interview Costa Rican journalist and economist David Ching to find out what's in the bill.
Episode 1: Tim Rogers and the Nicaraguan crisis
In our first episode of The Tico Times Dispatch, we talk with Tim Rogers, the Latin America editor for Fusion about the uprising in Nicaragua.
Rogers discusses the protests, the government's attempt to silence the press and Daniel Ortega's violent crackdown.