presidential election http://blog.wlrn.org en Costa Rica Set To Elect A Professor To Recoup Country's Fading Luster http://blog.wlrn.org/post/costa-rica-set-elect-professor-recoup-countrys-fading-luster <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s hard to look at Costa Rica these days and not feel an urge to paraphrase Shakespeare:</span></p><p>Et tu Ticos?</p><p>Ticos, as Costa Ricans are affectionately known, used to sit on a hemispheric pedestal. Their country was the prosperous, democratic Boy Scout of Central America if not all of Latin America – an oasis of good government and social equality in a region notorious for dictators and dysfunction.</p><p>It was the green nation that dumped its army so it could spend more on schools.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:37:23 +0000 Tim Padgett 30167 at http://blog.wlrn.org Costa Rica Set To Elect A Professor To Recoup Country's Fading Luster Haunted Hondurans: Fleeing The Most Violent Place On Earth http://blog.wlrn.org/post/haunted-hondurans-fleeing-most-violent-place-earth <p>What do you when you live in the most violent place on earth and you can’t take another day of it?<br /><br />We’re not talking about Syria or Iraq or Afghanistan. This is about Honduras, in Central America, little more than a two-hour flight from Miami. It has the highest murder rate of any nation in the world today, more than 80 per 100,000 people. Its second largest city, San Pedro Sula, has the worst homicide rate of any urban area in the world, almost 175 per 100,000.<br /> Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:40:25 +0000 Tim Padgett 23925 at http://blog.wlrn.org Haunted Hondurans: Fleeing The Most Violent Place On Earth