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Preparing for Summer in Panama

Buenas, siga ya está en Panamá! To me, traveling is always a wonderful roller coaster of excitement and a bit of anxiety as you discover…

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Survey Report: Chimborazo

Hi everyone! I recently returned to Chicago from a whirlwind of a week in Chimborazo, Ecuador. The week started with a meeting with leadership from…

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Pura Vida: Survey in Palmares

During my first day visiting communities with Juan Gabriel (Juanga) from Casa de la Juventud in Pérez Zeledón, as we traveled down winding mountain roads,…

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Enamorado de Panama

“This is the cabin crew speaking, please, fasten your seatbelts. We are about to land in Panama City.” I turned my head to face the…

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Survey in the Dominican Republic

For the last two weeks AMIGOS Directors and partner agency Plan International (PLAN) have been working hard to set up this year’s program in Barahona:…

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Sunday in Calabacito


It is midday on a Sunday in the Calabacito community of Azuero and I am realizing that skipping breakfast may not have a been the…

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The Power of Youth to Create Change

Yo soy de Costa Rica, y la zona de Pérez Zeledón es bien conocida por su café y por supuesto no puede faltar nuestro orgullo…

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Meet Your 2019 Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica Project Director: Rebeca Araya

Rebeca nació y creció en un pequeño pueblo, Zarcero en Costa Rica, su pasión por cambiar el mundo la llevo a involucrarse en proyectos de…

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Greetings from Buenos Aires

Greetings from Buenos Aires! I am very excited that AMIGOS is working in this unique area for the first time. I want to give you…

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