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This day in history: Pope John Paul II visits Costa Rica

Tuesday is the 38th anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Costa Rica. As the first pope to visit the country, he drew one of the...

An honest assessment of President Monge: ‘neutrality, but not too much’

With the death of former President Luis Alberto Monge on Nov. 29, it was necessary to take a look back at our historical record...

‘I’m so in love with Costa Rica’ – a Holocaust survivor’s extraordinary story

It’s so sad we didn’t have a crystal ball during the darkest moments, so we could see that despite what those damn Nazis were doing to us, there would so many survivors and we were going to reunite in the synagogue all together in a celebration.

‘Park of Life’ honors 190 Holocaust survivors who made a home in Costa Rica

“We want to transmit respect and tolerance from one ethnical or religious group to another,” Museum Director Vilma Faingezicht, herself the daughter of Holocaust survivors, told The Tico Times at the ceremony, during which survivors and their families were called one by one to receive a special gift.

This day in history: 32nd anniversary of John Paul II’s visit to Costa Rica

Monday is the 32nd anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Costa Rica. As the first pope to visit the country, he drew one of the...

Costa Rican History: In Search of Alajuela’s Mule Bridge

Searching for the Mule Bridge over the Río Grande was almost as difficult as trekking through the nature preserve to get there - but finding an important part of Costa Rican history is worth the effort.

Learn Costa Rican history through a theatrical museum tour

Every Wednesday at 1 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m., five figures from Costa Rica's past lead us through Alajuela's Juan Santamaría museum and cultural center.

Watch a video of the best Tico Times front pages from our old print edition

This video should make you feel wistful for yellowed, crinkly old newspapers. There's something distinguished about seeing big, important stories laid out on newsprint.

Why a new logo?

Everyone needs a new look once in a while. And while The Tico Times’ new logotype is a radical change from that of our old site, it’s really not.
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