Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?
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Arts and Culture
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Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?

Fabiola Pomareda - September 13, 2017

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…

How to beat the rainy season with kids
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Arts and Culture
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How to beat the rainy season with kids

Jill Replogle and Katherine Stanley - September 8, 2017

Updated from the original version published on Oct. 14, 2015. I come from dry places. I am relatively new at motherhood. I am relatively new to Costa…

PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón
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Arts & Culture
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PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón

KRISTEL SEGEREN - September 1, 2017

Each year, Costa Rica’s Caribbean port town Limón throws a party on Aug. 31 to celebrate its vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture. The main event is a parade, which…

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…

Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday
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Arts and Culture
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Demonstration, arts festival to complicate vehicle traffic in San José on Thursday

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

People needing to go to San José on Thursday should take a very careful look at their route. A public workers' demonstration will take over downtown streets…

VIDEO: President Solís invites Oscar nominee Emma Stone to celebrate in Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: President Solís invites Oscar nominee Emma Stone to celebrate in Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 23, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís used his Facebook profile on Thursday to invite Oscar-nominated actress Emma Stone to visit Costa Rica. Solís recorded the video in English. He…

‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip
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‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip

John McPhaul - October 7, 2016

On July 25, 1989, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias -- having expropriated the land where a mile-long, secret, Nicaraguan Contra airstrip was located -- inaugurated Guanacaste National…

Arcadio’s World
Arcadio's World
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Arcadio's World
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Arcadio’s World

Arcadio - October 1, 2016

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Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica

Jack Donnelly - September 28, 2016

Agüizotes are the folk beliefs, small superstitions or minor brujería (witchcraft) of Costa Rica. Dionisio Cabal Antillón, the noted cultural journalist, calls them the magical roots of…

Mobile library brings books and more to Limón communities
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Arts and Culture
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Mobile library brings books and more to Limón communities

Kristel Segeren - September 27, 2016

The heat is shimmering on this late Friday morning in the sleepy town of Cahuita on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. As I drive towards the sea, a…