Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival
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Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival

L. Arias - May 12, 2015

Costa Rica's Culture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales and two of her vice ministers were fired this week over the failed 2015 International Arts Festival (FIA). The…

Lawmakers to probe Culture Minister about International Arts Festival fiasco
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Lawmakers to probe Culture Minister about International Arts Festival fiasco

L. Arias - May 7, 2015

Culture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales will appear next Tuesday before lawmakers to explain the failed organization of this year’s International Arts Festival (FIA). All party leaders…

President Solís demands special FIA inquest
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President Solís demands special FIA inquest

Robert Isenberg - May 6, 2015

If you’ve been following the disastrous International Arts Festival (FIA) these past three weeks, you probably have one of two attitudes: 1. This once-beautiful festival was horribly…

Sonámbulo cancellation adds to FIA woes
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Sonámbulo cancellation adds to FIA woes

Katherine Stanley - May 3, 2015

As the troubled 2015 edition of the International Arts Festival limps to a close, the show of popular national band Sonámbulo Psicotropical promised to be a bright…

La Ley will reschedule concert after FIAsco
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La Ley will reschedule concert after FIAsco

Jill Replogle - April 30, 2015

The Chilean rock band La Ley said Wednesday that it will reschedule its concert originally set for this week in Costa Rica for June 20. The concert was…

How Costa Rica’s 2015 International Arts Festival flopped
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How Costa Rica’s 2015 International Arts Festival flopped

Jill Replogle - April 27, 2015

This year's International Arts Festival has been plenty entertaining so far — just not in the way the Costa Rican government intended. Instead of people mapping out…

PHOTOS: Despite hiccups, International Arts Festival draws crowds
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PHOTOS: Despite hiccups, International Arts Festival draws crowds

Robert Isenberg - April 24, 2015

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” So said aerospace engineer Edward Murphy in 1949. He was talking about a high-speed rocket sled, but he might…

FIA-sco! Arts Festival delayed, afternoon events cancelled in Alajuelita and Acosta
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FIA-sco! Arts Festival delayed, afternoon events cancelled in Alajuelita and Acosta

Robert Isenberg - April 23, 2015

If you were just about to head out to the first day's events of the International Arts Festival (FIA), don't: The afternoon events scheduled for Alajuelita and all…

Crash course: Your guide to the International Arts Festival’s first weekend
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Crash course: Your guide to the International Arts Festival’s first weekend

Robert Isenberg - April 21, 2015

Brace yourself: The International Arts Festival (FIA) might just take over your life. Since 1989, FIA has been a major event, but this year it’s bigger than…