‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José
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‘The Dictator’s Granddaughter’ premieres in San José

Katherine Stanley - September 7, 2017

The actress Natalia Arias, whose luminous performances dazzled audiences in two films from Costa Rican director Esteban Ramírez over the past several years – “Gestación” (2009) and “Presos” (2015) –…

Hernán Jiménez to direct his first English-language film – with a star-studded cast
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Hernán Jiménez to direct his first English-language film – with a star-studded cast

Katherine Stanley - September 7, 2017

Hernán Jiménez is in love. "I'm making a new movie – that I'm hopelessly in love with – and these beautiful people are joining me," he wrote…

U.S. Embassy funds research to preserve Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres
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Arts and Culture
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U.S. Embassy funds research to preserve Costa Rica’s famous stone spheres

L. Arias - July 11, 2017

U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney announced that his government will contribute $38,500 to efforts to preserve Costa Rica’s world famous Diquis stone spheres. The donation will fund an…

5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist
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5 questions for a U.S. aerial artist

Amanda Zúñiga - May 28, 2017

Costa Rica is not a "circus country," persay, but circus arts have caught the attention of more and more Costa Rican artists in recent years. One example:…

PHOTOS: U.S. punk rock band Rise Against revives sentiment of resistance in San José performance
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: U.S. punk rock band Rise Against revives sentiment of resistance in San José performance

Elizabeth Lang - May 22, 2017

It’s a rainy Thursday afternoon in San José – Zapote, to be more precise – at the Pepper’s Club. We are waiting to watch the U.S. band…

5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer
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5 questions for a Costa Rican fire performer

Amanda Zúñiga - April 30, 2017

Dancing through flames and walking barefoot through the sand at Playa Sámara: That's the life of Allan Barboza. Barboza, 27, has been working as a fire performer…

Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste
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Costa Rica
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Archaeologists discover ancient petroglyph in Guanacaste

L. Arias - April 27, 2017

Archaeologists of the state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) found an indigenous petroglyph — an image engraved on a rock — on the grounds of a geothermal…

5 questions for a Costa Rican rapper – and an exclusive recording
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5 questions for a Costa Rican rapper – and an exclusive recording

Elizabeth Lang - April 23, 2017

The passion to empower others is what has driven the Costa Rican rapper Nakury to share her work with the world. Nakury, who was born in Turrialba…

Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde
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Resisting climate change feather by feather in Monteverde

Paul Smith - April 22, 2017

I will never forget an announcement after a Quaker Meeting in Monteverde 45 years ago when an elderly member got up to demonstrate the marvel of something…