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23 people injured in bullfights during first day of Palmares fest

The Tico Times - January 17, 2014

During Thursday's massive horse parade that initiated the Palmares Festival, 122 people needed medical attention, according to data from the Red Cross. That included 23 injuries to festival-goers…

Send in the cavalry: Palmares tope draws thousands
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Arts and Culture
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Send in the cavalry: Palmares tope draws thousands

The Tico Times - January 17, 2014

All along Palmares’ main street, officially known as La Recta, the crowd was like a parted sea of cowboy hats. They flanked the empty avenue in growing…

5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival
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Arts and Culture
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5 things to know about Costa Rica’s gigantic Palmares Festival

The Tico Times - January 8, 2014

Each year in January, Ticos descend on the sleepy coffee town of Palmares, northwest of San José, for the country’s most rowdy fiesta. Palmares hosts a traditional…