Costa Rica Holy Week deadliest in 10 years
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Costa Rica Holy Week deadliest in 10 years

Zach Dyer - April 6, 2015

A U.S. citizen was among 44 people killed during Holy Week this year in Costa Rica — the highest death toll for the holiday in a decade, the…

VIDEO: Costa Rica processions commemorate Good Friday
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Costa Rica processions commemorate Good Friday

Robert Isenberg - April 3, 2015

All across Costa Rica, thousands of worshipers gathered in churches and plazas on Friday to join las procesiones, religious parades that honor the life of Jesus Christ.…

Drunk driver nosedives car into Paquera ferry
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Drunk driver nosedives car into Paquera ferry

Zach Dyer - April 3, 2015

Hopefully your trip to the beach Thursday went better than this guy’s. Thursday afternoon, ferry service between Puntarenas and Paquera was interrupted after a white Hyundai Santa…

PHOTOS: A Holy Week children’s procession in Heredia
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: A Holy Week children’s procession in Heredia

Alberto Font - April 1, 2015

As part of Costa Rica's Easter Holy Week activities, the Church of Santo Domingo de Heredia on Tuesday held an annual procession that featured kids as leading…

Costa Rica’s Holy Week vacation off to a deadly start
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Costa Rica’s Holy Week vacation off to a deadly start

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2015

The weekend of Palm Sunday, on March 29, is the unofficial start to spring break in Costa Rica. School lets out for the Easter holiday and those…

PHOTOS: Palm Sunday in an indigenous Guatemala town
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Palm Sunday in an indigenous Guatemala town

AFP - March 30, 2015

Thousands of Guatemalans from the largely indigenous town of San Pedro Sacatepéquez, some 30 kilometers west of the capital, recreated Jesus's arrival in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the official…

Semana Santa by the numbers: 97 serious injuries, 1,225 arrests and a bunch of seized Judas dolls
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Semana Santa by the numbers: 97 serious injuries, 1,225 arrests and a bunch of seized Judas dolls

Lindsay Fendt - April 21, 2014

Due to a high volume of holiday vacationers, raucous beach parties and drunk-driving accidents usually accompany the deeply religious processions and church services of Semana Santa. This…

Semana Santa
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25 killed so far during Semana Santa, according to Red Cross

Lindsay Fendt - April 19, 2014

Accidents and assaults have claimed the lives of 25 people so far this Semana Santa, according to a report released by the Costa Rican Red Cross. As…

Catholics in Guatemala set sawdust carpet world record
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Catholics in Guatemala set sawdust carpet world record

AFP - April 18, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY -- Thousands of Guatemalan Catholics broke their own Guinness record for the world's longest sawdust carpet Thursday with a multi-colored masterpiece stretching down the main…

13 photos from Costa Rica’s annual Good Friday procession through the capital
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Arts and Culture
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13 photos from Costa Rica’s annual Good Friday procession through the capital

Lindsay Fendt - April 18, 2014

Hundreds gathered in Parque Central on Friday morning to watch the Good Friday procession in front of Metropolitan Cathedral. The procession was made up of members of…