Football legend Dave Rimington: ‘There’s a lot to like about Costa Rica’
The World in Costa Rica
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The World in Costa Rica
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Football legend Dave Rimington: ‘There’s a lot to like about Costa Rica’

Todd Staley - October 25, 2017

Unless you are a hardcore fan of American football, the name Dave Rimington may not immediately ring a bell. Offensive lineman, especially centers, don’t usually get the…

Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day

Paula Álvarez - September 15, 2017

At first glance, the First Lady of the Republic, a writer from Tennessee, an Australian small-business owner, a Honduran student, and an eight-month-old baby girl living in…

First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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First Lady seeks a new role: Costa Rican citizen

Katherine Stanley - March 20, 2017

First Lady Mercedes Peñas Domingo spent part of her weekend in a classroom, but not inaugurating a new project or attending a ceremony. She was taking a…

From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Syria to Cartago: One immigrant’s four-generation family business in Costa Rica

Elizabeth Lang - March 1, 2017

  In 1930, young José Barguil decided to leave his hometown of Maaloula, Syria, in search of a better life – and began a circuitous journey that…

Meet Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘We are citizens of the world’
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Newsletter
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Meet Lama Thubten Wangchen: ‘We are citizens of the world’

Elizabeth Lang - February 22, 2017

Recommended: A day with Lama Thubten Wangchen Traveling throughout the world in search of happiness, self-consciousness, peace and union has always been a constant in Lama Thubten…

Retiring in Costa Rica: ‘Come here with an open mind’
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Costa Rica
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Retiring in Costa Rica: ‘Come here with an open mind’

Michael Krumholtz - February 9, 2017

A decade ago, Allen Dickinson sold his mortgage brokerage in Florida just before the housing market crash and moved down to Costa Rica as a retiree looking…

5 questions for a U.S. poet in Costa Rica
Artists
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Artists
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5 questions for a U.S. poet in Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - February 4, 2017

"I’ve always read extensively and thought of myself as a writer," said James Just when asked how he got into the world of poetry.  "I have written poetry…

Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops

Elizabeth Lang - February 2, 2017

San José is a city whose buildings and shops are full of history. That's why the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) is inaugurating today its first exhibition…

From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’
Immigration
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Immigration
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From Russia to Costa Rica: ‘This is a blessed country’

Elizabeth Lang - February 1, 2017

The tropical warmth and natural beauty of Costa Rica brought Виталина Матросова (Vitalina Matrossova) and her family here from Russia 12 years ago, at the age of 20.…

Dr. Charles Gourzong: Costa Rica’s visionary medicine man
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Dr. Charles Gourzong: Costa Rica’s visionary medicine man

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 31, 2017

Years ago, when I lived in Brooklyn, New York, one of the highlights of the summer´s end was the Annual Caribbean-American Labor Day Parade which was held…