Author: Scott Kesselring

Scott lives in Spencerport, New York. His academic interests include broadcasting, mass communication and creative writing. Scott has seven older siblings! I have five older sisters and two older brothers!

SEATTLE — Costa Rica, a Central American country, has seen tremendous success in its energy and healthcare department. Although some aspects of infrastructure in Costa Rica could use improvement, such as transportation, Costa Rica is seen as one of the powerhouses of Latin America when it comes to infrastructure. Developing more ways to produce clean energy has been an important goal for Costa Rica, and 2017 is another year of milestones for this effort. All of Costa Rica’s electricity has been produced from renewable energy for 300 days straight since the start of the year, which breaks 2015’s record of…

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SEATTLE — Liberia currently faces the challenge of providing safe drinking water to many of its citizens. As of right now, only about 25 percent of the 4.5 million people in Liberia have access to safe, healthy drinking water. The main reason behind this shortage of drinking water is the Liberian Civil Wars. These civil wars lasted nearly 14 years and occurred between the years of 1989 and 2003. Rebel activists targeted water and energy infrastructure as a way to cripple the enemy. One of the most important buildings destroyed during this time was the Mt. Coffee Hydro Electric Plant,…

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SEATTLE — Nicaragua is a country that is no stranger to water as it is located between the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. There are also several freshwater lakes throughout Nicaragua, although they are hard to access. This is why WaterAid, an organization dedicated to providing clean and safe water worldwide, is helping to improve the access to water and water quality in Nicaragua. Nearly 800,000 citizens, or 13 percent of the Nicaraguan population, don’t have access to safe drinking water. There are several reasons for the low water quality in Nicaragua and most of them are related to…

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WARSAW — Poland, located in Central Europe, has worked on revamping its educational system since the early 1990s. While it used to score below average, in the most recent Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in 2012 Poland exceeded the average. Addition of Lower Secondary School In 1998, Poland’s Educational Minister, Miroslaw Handke, decided to rework student’s educational route. Previously, students would go to primary school for eight years, and then move on to vocational school; Handke decided to reduce primary school to only six years, and developed a new level of schooling called lower secondary school. This new…

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SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — Costa Rica is a Central American country bordered by the Caribbean and Pacific Oceans. It is known for its beaches, volcanoes and the vast wildlife that lives in its rainforests. It is a beautiful, tropical vacation city for many. However, for some of its citizens, hunger in Costa Rica is a harsh reality. Hunger in Costa Rica Hunger is defined by “a craving or urgent need for food or a specific nutrient.” According to a 2015 report done, 34.3 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean suffer from hunger. At the time of that report, however, Costa Rica had met the United Nations…

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