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Retiring In Costa Rica: Dream Vs. Reality

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Fronteras: Schools in Indian Country are starting to feel the effects of sequestration. A little-known proposal in immigration reform is helping Filipino veterans. How one professor is predicting the fate of immigration reform. Finally, in a two-part series, the Fronteras Desk travels to Costa Rica to check out what it takes to retire in the tropics.

Money Even Tighter As Indian Country Schools Face Sequestration

Schools in Indian Country are starting to feel the effects of across the board federal budget cuts known as sequestration. For the Navajo Nation that means larger class sizes, putting off building repairs and fewer buses, which is a big deal when children travel up to 70 miles to get to school. From the Changing America Desk in Flagstaff, Laurel Morales reports.

Immigration Proposal Shortens Wait For Filipino World War II Veterans' Children

You’ve likely heard a lot about the immigration reform bill under debate in Washington D.C. and all the various amendments introduced by Democrats and Republicans to shape the legislation to better serve their constituents.

There’s one you may not have heard about- a proposal that’s narrowly drawn to help Filipino veterans.  This story comes to us from KPCC's Leslie Berestein Rojas.

If Vote Was Today, Immigration Reform Would Fail House

In 2012, journalist Nate Silver made headlines when he accurately predicted the outcomes for the presidential election in all 50 states. While Political scientists have been forecasting election results for decades, very few forecast legislation.

In San Diego, one assistant professor is doing just that. He’s forecasting the outcome for immigration reform. John Rosman of the Fronteras Desk brings us this profile.

Phoenix Man Faces Challenge Of Retiring Abroad

The U.S. government says up to 50,000 Americans live in Costa Rica. Many of them are Baby Boomers flocking to tropical beaches to retire. They’re drawn to Costa Rica's biodiversity, the political stability, and its cheap healthcare.

From the Fronteras Desk, Peter O'Dowd reports on one Phoenix man who is making the move, and what he's giving up to get there.

Retiring In Costa Rica: The Dream and The Reality

We continue our reporting on Americans who are responding to marketing campaigns selling dreams of retiring in Costa Rica. Jim Paluzzi reports that without careful research, your golden years can turn into a disaster.