PHOTOS: San José’s ‘tope’ takes spectators on a colorful ride
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PHOTOS: San José’s ‘tope’ takes spectators on a colorful ride

Andrés Madrigal - December 28, 2015

Costa Rica's annual holiday tope, or horse parade, took place on Dec. 26 along San José's Second Avenue and Paseo Colón. Thousands of riders and their equine companions came from different corners…

Welcome to Bound Brook, New Jersey, ground zero of Costa Rican migration to the US
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Welcome to Bound Brook, New Jersey, ground zero of Costa Rican migration to the US

Larry Luxner - December 22, 2015

BOUND BROOK, New Jersey – Few people know it, but this flood-prone little town on the banks of New Jersey’s Raritan River is the birthplace of the…

Presidential fashion: Best 5 outfits President Solís sported in 2015
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Arts and Culture
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Presidential fashion: Best 5 outfits President Solís sported in 2015

Zach Dyer - December 21, 2015

Clothes make the man, the saying goes, and President Luis Guillermo Solís took the adage to heart this year. Being president is a political and ceremonial post in…

Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ in Costa Rica on Thursday
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Star Wars: ‘The Force Awakens’ in Costa Rica on Thursday

Zach Dyer - December 17, 2015

It takes place in a galaxy far, far away but the long wait is finally over. The seventh episode of the Star Wars saga, “The Force Awakens,”…

Reggae royalty with a new rhythm: Ky-mani Marley
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Reggae royalty with a new rhythm: Ky-mani Marley

Masauko Chipembere - November 21, 2015

It has to be tough to be one of Bob Marley’s sons: You are forever living in the shadow of one of the greatest artists of all…

Choreographers Festival begins Thursday at San José’s National Theater
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Choreographers Festival begins Thursday at San José’s National Theater

Amanda Zúñiga - November 18, 2015

Ready for a weekend of marveling at Costa Rica's best dance compositions? The 32nd edition of the Choreographers Festival will take over the National Theater in downtown San José for…

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The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Andy White dies at 85

AFP - November 11, 2015

[caption id="attachment_80144" align="aligncenter" width="500"] (Via New York Metro Pipe Band Facebook)[/caption] NEW YORK – Andy White, a session musician who played drums on the first Beatles hit but…

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Costa Rica’s Independence Day Parade
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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…

Keith Richards says ‘Sgt. Pepper’ was ‘rubbish’
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Keith Richards says ‘Sgt. Pepper’ was ‘rubbish’

AFP - August 6, 2015

NEW YORK – Half a century later, the famous rivalry between The Beatles and The Rolling Stones may not be over. Stones guitarist Keith Richards in a new…

PHOTO REPORT: The 191st anniversary of the Annexation of Nicoya is a hot, lively affair
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PHOTO REPORT: The 191st anniversary of the Annexation of Nicoya is a hot, lively affair

Andrés Madrigal - July 27, 2015

See also: Water protests greet Costa Rica's Solís in Nicoya during annual festival On Saturday, the people of Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste dusted off their cowboy boots…