I’ve just launched a brand-new bilingual media organization: El Colectivo 506. Named for the collective buses that take their time and take you to unexpected, off-the-beaten-path locations, and for Costa Rica’s 506 area code, this new site will offer in-depth journalism and shine a light on rural communities. I’m so proud to be working with co-founders Mónica Quesada and Pip Kelly Varela on this new platform.

The effort will be ad-free, community-sourced and journalist-owned. Please learn more, sign up and donate on our Indiegogo page or website.