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PHOTOS: 2015 Choreographers Festival

The 2015 Choreographers Festival kicked off Thursday in Costa Rica with the presentation of four pieces. The festival continues through Sunday at the National Theater in San José.

It’s dolphin and whale season in southern Costa Rica

A dolphin dives in Golfo Dulce during a recent sunrise over the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica's southern Pacific. Dolphins and whales migrate heavily through the...

PHOTOS: Snapshots of Costa Rica’s Independence Day Parade

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 of students from different schools marching.

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

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 Central America, made its way to the colonial capital of Cartago, east of San José, on Monday, a day before Costa Rica celebrates 194 years of independence.

Happy Children’s Day!

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...

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

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 a massive customs fraud mafia known as "La Línea." Citizens of all stripes across Guatemala joined in the demonstrations in their own cities and villages. Here's a look at that dramatic, tenacious and peaceful protest movement that since April has been inspiring the world.

PHOTOS: Faces from La Reforma prison

Located in San Rafael de Alajuela, La Reforma prison is the biggest in Costa Rica. The Tico Times recently visited the prison and took portraits of some of the inmates.

PHOTOS: Public employee unions protest in Costa Rica

Hundreds of members of public employee unions took to the streets of San José downtown on Thursday morning to protest against proposed legislation that would eliminate special job perks.

PHOTO ESSAY: Don Tina, the cabuya master

The fiber from Costa Rica's cabuya plant, part of the agave family, has been used for centuries to make rope and woven items. Don Tina teaches the art to others as a way of keeping the tradition alive.

PHOTOS: Costa Rica Fire Department celebrates its 150th anniversary

Activities included a concert with the Costa Rican firefighters band, a performance by the New York City Fire Department Pipes and Drums, dance choreography from a group of firefighters and a giant cake to share with visitors.

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