At 60, The Tico Times celebrates tradition — and reinvention
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happy birthday tico times
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At 60, The Tico Times celebrates tradition — and reinvention

Katherine Stanley - May 18, 2016

[caption id="attachment_93725" align="alignright" width="212"] The Tico Times[/caption] Of all the stories The Tico Times has reported in its six decades of publication, one of the most remarkable is…

Life in Juan Santamaría’s Costa Rica: A look back
Juan Santamaría Day
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Juan Santamaría Day
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Life in Juan Santamaría’s Costa Rica: A look back

Mitzi Stark - April 11, 2016

April 11 is Juan Santamaría Day, a Costa Rican holiday to remember the Battle of Rivas in 1856 and the heroic action of Juan Santamaría, a common…

The power of a mother’s voice: the sinking of the San Pablo in Limón, 1942
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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The power of a mother’s voice: the sinking of the San Pablo in Limón, 1942

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - March 28, 2016

My mother, Norma, loves telling me the story of how my grandmother saved my aunt’s life one night in 1942 by simply calling her name. As a…

La Cruz de Caravaca: A signpost from the past
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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La Cruz de Caravaca: A signpost from the past

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 18, 2016

I have always wanted to write a travel blog or even a book about my observations in the countless airports I have encountered over the years on…

Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know
Juan Santamaría Day
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Juan Santamaría Day
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Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know

Jill Replogle - April 10, 2015

Costa Rica fetes its first and most-loved national hero, Juan Santamaría, on Saturday, April 11. His name adorns the international airport in his native Alajuela, and schoolchildren across…