Bulls, pomp and Guanacaste culture: The history of this week’s Liberia festivals
Guanacaste
1897 views1
Guanacaste
1897 views1

Bulls, pomp and Guanacaste culture: The history of this week’s Liberia festivals

Ellen Zoe Golden - March 1, 2017

LIBERIA, Guanacaste — José Luis Villareal knows a thing or two about bulls. His grandfather raised them outside their house in Liberia, and his father became a…

Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops
Arts and Culture
1602 views
Arts and Culture
1602 views

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…

A graceful life: Jeannette Boyd Rodríguez and San José’s Afro-Costa Rican history
Costa Rica
1569 views
Costa Rica
1569 views

A graceful life: Jeannette Boyd Rodríguez and San José’s Afro-Costa Rican history

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - October 3, 2016

I love how history can instantly be rewritten by the insertion of an individual narrative. I have always wondered about Afro-Costa Rican lives that start in San…

A rare find: African voices in the Costa Rican National Archives
Costa Rica
5113 views2
Costa Rica
5113 views2

A rare find: African voices in the Costa Rican National Archives

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - July 11, 2016

Though Costa Rica had its own version of slavery from approximately 1502 to 1824, there was never a fully viable cash crop plantation system – that is,…

“Me and my people building” – Fire and the future of the Black Star Line building
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
1691 views
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
1691 views

“Me and my people building” – Fire and the future of the Black Star Line building

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - May 2, 2016

See also: Fire destroys Black Star Line building, a Limón landmark On Friday, April 29, at 6 am, devastating images came rolling into my Facebook and WhatsApp…

Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I
Global
4052 views3
Global
4052 views3

Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I

Zach Dyer - November 11, 2015

Wednesday marked Veterans Day in the United States but the federal holiday, Armistice Day, was originally designated to honor the end of active combat in the First World…

Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center celebrates 70 years
Art Walks
1451 views
Art Walks
1451 views

Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center celebrates 70 years

Amanda Zúñiga - October 10, 2015

The Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center (CCCN) is celebrating 70 years as cultural bridge between the United States and Costa Rica. It is an English teaching center, but also…

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Costa Rica’s Independence Day Parade
Arts and Culture
1545 views
Arts and Culture
1545 views

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Costa Rica’s Independence Day Parade

Alberto Font - September 15, 2015

San José celebrated Costa Rica's Independence Day with a traditional parade along Avenida Segunda that – as usually is the case – was full of music and color, with hundreds…

PHOTOS: Lantern parade and torch kick off Costa Rica Independence Day festivities
Arts and Culture
2944 views
Arts and Culture
2944 views

PHOTOS: Lantern parade and torch kick off Costa Rica Independence Day festivities

Alberto Font - September 15, 2015

Hundreds of children and their families visited Parque Central in San José to watch the arrival of the independence torch on Monday. The torch, which has been traveling through…

Eulogy for Elaine
En paz descanse
1055 views1
En paz descanse
1055 views1

Eulogy for Elaine

Dery Dyer - July 25, 2015

This is more of a eulogy than an obituary. An obit is mostly factual, objective and informative. A eulogy is mostly heartfelt praise. Elaine Fendell, who died…