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Costa Rica | Government wants to change boundaries of PA to allow local towns to grow

PUNTARENAS, Costa Rica, April 2 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Forty years ago, Cornelio Benavides arrived in Villanueva, a small town on the Costa Rican Pacific coast, with hopes of prosperity.

Instead, he has found himself living in a place where construction has been stunted for decades and locals can only work jobs dictated by the state.

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