Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind
Artists
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Artists
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Jean Marc Calvet, part III: Leaving Marco behind

Elizabeth Lang - May 18, 2018

This is the story of Nicaraguan-based French artist Jean Marc Calvet: a man whose complex life, obscurities and misfortunes overwhelmed him while living in Costa Rica in…

Traditional masks
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Traditional masks

The Tico Times - May 18, 2018

Creating masks out of balsa wood, carved by their own hands and based on the their community's traditions, the Brunca indigenous people of Costa Rica, located in…

Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Through adaptive surfing, disabled athletes conquer Costa Rica’s waves

Ellen Zoe Golden - May 18, 2018

Part I of III. Costa Rica already maintains a stellar reputation as a surfing destination. According to Carlos Brenes of the Costa Rica Federation of Surf (FSC),…

Nicaragua’s Ortega holds crisis talks with opposition
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua’s Ortega holds crisis talks with opposition

Blanca Morel and Julia Ríos / AFP - May 17, 2018

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega opened talks on Wednesday with opposition groups in a bid to quell a month of anti-government unrest that has seen more than 50…

Young people speak out in Costa Rica
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Young people speak out in Costa Rica

The Tico Times and Vecinos Activos - May 16, 2018

On May 6, 350 people, both Costa Ricans and foreigners, gathered at the María Aguilar River in downtown San José to plant trees in an activity organized…

Verde que te quiero verde
Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Tico Times Pic of the Day
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Verde que te quiero verde

The Tico Times - May 16, 2018

Verde que te quiero verde or "green that I want you green," just as Spanish poet Federico García Lorca wrote in his poem "Romance Sonámbulo." That's just how…

Controversy surrounds Costa Rica’s decision on gender identity
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News
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Controversy surrounds Costa Rica’s decision on gender identity

The Tico Times - May 16, 2018

Costa Rica's Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) announced Monday that citizens can change the name on their government issued ID cards to fit their "self-perceived gender," setting off…

Dialogue struggles forward, protests continue in Nicaragua
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Dialogue struggles forward, protests continue in Nicaragua

AFP - May 15, 2018

A local man collects sheets and beams from the Town Hall in Masaya, son 40 km from Managua, Nicaragua, on May 14, 2018. The building was set…

Tico Times readers share their goals for Costa Rica
¿Y vos qué harás?
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¿Y vos qué harás?
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Tico Times readers share their goals for Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - May 15, 2018

Last week we shared some videos of our team telling you what we’ll do in the upcoming four years with the change of the new government and…

The Alvarado Administration
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Experience Costa Rica’s inauguration in our interactive video

Alexander Villegas - May 14, 2018

If you didn't have a front-row seat at last week's presidential inauguration in Costa Rica, we've got you covered. Check out our 360 video of the downtown…