Daily La Nación Celebrates 60 Years
Costa Rica s most prestigious daily newspaper, La Nación, celebrated its 60th anniversary with a special 128-page supplement last week that gave its readers a chance to glance back 60 years in Costa Rican history.
Highlights include La Nación s first front page printed Oct. 12, 1946, chock full of headlines in a now-antique font and two black-and-white photos.
The rest of the supplement follows the paper s evolution to a modern, colorful layout and is sprinkled with headlines like Total Blockade Against Cuba Oct. 23, 1962, and Two Men Yesterday Walked on the Moon July 21, 1969.
In an introductory letter, director Alejandro Urbina said the pages are vital history, a mix of chains of events and fortuitous events, collected and noted by many journalists and a plethora of all types of workers who are in the service of communication and freedom.
In addition, the newspaper s Sunday magazine, Proa, this week was dedicated to the history of La Nación and snapshots of Costa Rica yesterday and today.
La Nación estimates the paper is read by 491,892 people every day, according to its Web site.
You may be interested
Adaptive surfing, part II: The story of Dean BushbyEllen Zoe Golden - May 22, 2018
A three-part look at adaptive surfing in Costa Rica. Read Part I here to learn how a Central Pacific coach is…
Costa Rica launches Pride Connection networkElizabeth Lang - May 22, 2018
As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round…
Costa Rica at a glance: top news from the past weekThe Tico Times - May 21, 2018
Newly inaugurated Costa Rican President Carlos Alvarado is closing in on two weeks on the job. Here are some of…