George Rodriguez is a freelance correspondent based in Costa Rica. He's been a correspondent for several international news agencies — Reuters, Inter Press Service (IPS), Agencia Mexicana de Noticias (Notimex) — and has contributed with other media. His beat has been mostly South and Central America, having done intensive coverage of repression under past dictatorships and of internal wars. He has also done work in Europe and West Africa.

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'Laudato Si' universities' commit to forming environmental consciences

At a recent symposium, the Catholic University of Costa Rica announced the creation of the Laudato Si' Observatory and Index to gauge the level at which nations are caring for our common home.  

New tool to use Laudato Si' to measure, rank nations' development

Three Catholic organizations working on sustainable development have developed a tool to measure and rank countries' efforts in human and environmental development.