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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…

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

Happy Children’s Day!
Holidays
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Holidays
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Happy Children’s Day!

Alberto Font - September 9, 2015

Students from the Franklin Roosevelt school in San Pedro, Montes de Oca, celebrate Children's Day with carnival rides in the plaza in front of the school, east…

PHOTOS: A look back at how Guatemalan citizens demanded justice – and won
Crime
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Crime
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PHOTOS: A look back at how Guatemalan citizens demanded justice – and won

The Tico Times - September 5, 2015

Each Saturday for five straight months, Guatemalans gathered in the capital's Plaza de la Constitución to demand the resignation of then-President Otto Pérez Molina, accused of being the mastermind behind…

PHOTOS: Faces from La Reforma prison
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Crime
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PHOTOS: Faces from La Reforma prison

Alberto Font - August 26, 2015

Located in San Rafael de Alajuela, La Reforma prison is the biggest in Costa Rica. It's built to house 2,197 inmates but right now it holds 2,912,…

PHOTOS: Public employee unions protest in Costa Rica
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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PHOTOS: Public employee unions protest in Costa Rica

Alberto Font - August 21, 2015

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PHOTO ESSAY: Don Tina, the cabuya master
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO ESSAY: Don Tina, the cabuya master

Alberto Font - August 10, 2015

His full name is Juan Olivado Camacho, but everybody knows him as Martina or Don Tina. “I used to go to see this band called Los Hicsos…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica Fire Department celebrates its 150th anniversary
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica Fire Department celebrates its 150th anniversary

Alberto Font - July 26, 2015

The Costa Rican Fire Department celebrated on Sunday its 150th anniversary with an event at the Plaza de la Cultura in downtown San José. Activities included a concert…

PHOTOS: Cuba, US reopen embassies to end 54-year estrangement
Cuba
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Cuba
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PHOTOS: Cuba, US reopen embassies to end 54-year estrangement

Bloomberg and The Tico Times - July 20, 2015

Text by Nicole Gaouette and Ezra Fieser of Bloomberg News; photos by Larry Luxner of The Tico Times WASHINGTON, D.C. – A diplomatic freeze that stretched back…

Tico swims across Golfo Dulce to test waters for upcoming race
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Tico swims across Golfo Dulce to test waters for upcoming race

Alberto Font - July 18, 2015

A 20-year-old man became the first known person to swim across southern Costa Rica's Golfo Dulce on July 4. It took swimmer José Manuel Cullell four hours…

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