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Church prepares for Covid-appropriate Easter Holy Week
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Church prepares for Covid-appropriate Easter Holy Week

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 11, 2021

The Episcopal Conference, which groups the Catholic Church’s leaders in Costa Rica, is preparing faithful for a Covid-appropriate Easter Holy Week. "We bishops who serve the People…

Best Costa Rica Movie of 2021: El Pajaro de Fuego
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Best Costa Rica Movie of 2021: El Pajaro de Fuego

Tico Times - January 27, 2021

While Costa Rica is a favorite destination for many international film stars, it is not well known for its local film productions. This may change now with…

27 Costa Rica Slang Expressions For Politics
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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27 Costa Rica Slang Expressions For Politics

Christopher Howard - November 10, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its…

Citing value of art, Culture Ministry criticizes budget cuts
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Citing value of art, Culture Ministry criticizes budget cuts

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 21, 2020

The Culture Ministry (MCJ) on Tuesday criticized a budget cut that it says will have “significant impacts” on Costa Rica’s National Theater, museums, libraries and educational programs.…

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - September 1, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as…

10 Costa Rican Spanish Slang aExpressions
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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10 Costa Rican Spanish Slang aExpressions

Christopher Howard - July 17, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Maybe you already speak Spanish. If that is true, you probably know that…

Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Tico Talk: 10 Costa Rican Spanish expressions for expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - May 28, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as…

Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Understanding Spanish-language media when learning about the coronavirus

Christopher Howard - April 21, 2020

Over the past several months, we have introduced you, dear reader, to  tiquismos and costarriqueñismos as part of our "Tico Talk" series. Check out the previous installments here.…

Virtual Semana Santa: The superstitions that mark Easter Week
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Archive
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Virtual Semana Santa: The superstitions that mark Easter Week

Sonia Cordero - April 10, 2020

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…

Ten Costa Rican Spanish expressions for retired expats and tourists
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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Ten Costa Rican Spanish expressions for retired expats and tourists

Christopher Howard - March 3, 2020

You can’t call yourself fluent in Costa Rican Spanish unless you understand its slang. Over the past several weeks, we have introduced you, dear reader, to tiquismos and…