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

PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade

Jennifer Murillo - September 15, 2016

Happy Independence Day, Costa Rica! As is tradition, last night children all over the country paraded through the streets with homemade lanterns, or faroles, and other lit-up creations.…

Costa Rican prisoners use poetry to change perceptions at International Book Fair
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Costa Rican prisoners use poetry to change perceptions at International Book Fair

Michael Krumholtz - September 3, 2016

The U.S. poet Richard Wilbur once told an interviewer, "One of the jobs of poetry is to make the unbearable bearable by clear, precise confrontation." There is, perhaps,…

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

Nathalie Vigini - September 1, 2016

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…