Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica holds Maduro regime responsible for diplomat’s safety

AFP and The Tico Times - April 18, 2019

The Costa Rican Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that it places responsibility with the Venezuelan government of Nicolás Maduro for the integrity and security of the Costa…

Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomat
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuela withdraws diplomatic credential from Costa Rican diplomat

AFP and The Tico Times - April 17, 2019

Venezuela withdrew the diplomatic credential from the Costa Rican chargé d'affaires on Tuesday in retaliation for the country’s acceptance of Juan Guaidó’s diplomat as Venezuelan ambassador in…

More than 60,000 people flee Nicaragua crisis: UN
Central America
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Central America
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More than 60,000 people flee Nicaragua crisis: UN

AFP - April 16, 2019

More than 60,000 people have fled the crisis in Nicaragua over the past year, the UN said Tuesday, with neighboring Costa Rica bearing the brunt of the…

Romans will crucify Jesus in annual Good Friday parades throughout Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Romans will crucify Jesus in annual Good Friday parades throughout Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 16, 2019

Practicing Catholics will don their ancient Roman garb to reenact the crucifixion of Jesus in the streets of Costa Rica on Friday. The annual procession is held…

Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Archbishop minimizes fall in reputation of the Church, predicts ‘high participation’ during Holy Week

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - April 15, 2019

The archbishop of San José, José Rafael Quirós, downplayed the fall in the reputation of the Catholic Church after turbulent months during which a priest was arrested…

Processions, Superstition Mark Easter Week
Archive
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Archive
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Processions, Superstition Mark Easter Week

Sonia Cordero - April 15, 2019

Semana Santa, or Easter Holy Week, is one of the most important events for Costa Rican Catholics, and many centuries of old traditions and beliefs are involved.…

Slothy Sunday: Mom and baby sloth reunited
Sloth Sundays
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Sloth Sundays
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Slothy Sunday: Mom and baby sloth reunited

Melody Bomon / The Toucan Rescue Ranch - April 14, 2019

A few weeks ago the Toucan Rescue Ranch and Saving Sloths Together Release Site team received a phone call. “We found a baby sloth,” they said. We…

Surfing one of the world’s best waves in Pavones
Southern Zone
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Southern Zone
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Surfing one of the world’s best waves in Pavones

Manuel Martinez - April 12, 2019

Pavones is legendary. Every goofy rider who has ever heard of it wants to ride it. Hell, every regular rider who has heard about it wants to…

Off the eaten path: Java Coffee
Dining and Nightlife
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Dining and Nightlife
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Off the eaten path: Java Coffee

William Ayre - April 12, 2019

I’ve never been a breakfast guy. I’ve always preferred to use those calories to enjoy a bigger lunch. Lunch has always excited me more. That, or I’m…

Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates Juan Santamaría Day

The Tico Times - April 10, 2019

Costa Rica, lacking an army since 1948, doesn’t have many war heroes. The most notable exception is Juan Santamaría, a poor drummer boy from Alajuela. Celebrated every year…

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