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The story behind the flag on Cerro de la Carpintera

Every Sept. 15 since 1963, Rigoberto Vega Alvarado climbs to the top of Cerro de la Carpintera to plant a giant Costa Rican flag. Here’s the story of how one man started an Independence Day tradition in Cartago.

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