Obama lauds ‘shared democratic values’ in statement marking Costa Rica’s independence
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Obama lauds ‘shared democratic values’ in statement marking Costa Rica’s independence

The Tico Times - September 15, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday to mark Costa Rica's 193rd anniversary of its independence, along with the rest of Central America. In his message,…

Independence day and social democracy
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Arts and Culture
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Independence day and social democracy

Julio Jurado Fernández - September 15, 2014

This column was published last year to reflect on Costa Rica's unique path to independence and democracy. It is still relevant today. Most societies celebrate important dates.…

PHOTOS: Lantern Parade
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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PHOTOS: Lantern Parade

Alberto Font - September 15, 2014

Even with the rain as a guest, students from the Buenaventura Corrales School in San José celebrated the traditional Lantern Parade. Demonstrating their creativity, the kids walked outside the…

Independence Torch arrives in San José
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Arts and Culture
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Independence Torch arrives in San José

Alberto Font - September 15, 2014

Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?
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Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?

Fabiola Pomareda - September 14, 2014

When I was growing up, faroles – the handmade lanterns meant to symbolize the 19th-century journey that brought the message of Central American independence to Costa Rica…

Celebrating 193 years of Central American independence
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Arts and Culture
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Celebrating 193 years of Central American independence

The Tico Times - September 1, 2014

Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís stands at Monday's flag hanging ceremony at the Casa Presidencial. Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua will all celebrate…