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Costa Rica celebrates the Fourth of July

Spectators watch the fireworks display at Avenida Escazú's Fourth of July event.

PHOTOS: American Colony celebrates US Independence Day at annual picnic

Hundreds of people converged on the Cervecería Nacional on the outskirts of San José to attend the 54th annual Fourth of July Picnic, a Costa Rican tradition since 1961. Here are some snapshots from U.S. Independence Day morning.

Dueling Anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ vs. ‘Hermosa Bandera’

A look at the history of the U.S.' "Star-Spangled Banner" and Costa Rica's "Noble Patria, Tu Hermosa Bandera." Plus a free download of our July 4 Picnic program.

Hurricane Arthur puts a damper on July 4 celebrations in US

Arthur was designated as the first Atlantic hurricane of the season at 5 a.m. Thursday as it headed toward the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
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Carlo Acutis’ Legacy: A Costa Rican Miracle of Faith and Healing

Carlo Acutis, known as “God's influencer” and the “cyber-apostle of the Eucharist,” passed away at the tender age of 15 due to leukemia. Despite...

Canada Donates $15M to Protect Birds in Costa Rica

Canada announced that it will support Costa Rica and other countries in the region with a $15 million donation through the Conserve Birds program....

Colombia Rejects Closing Darien Gap Border with Panama

Colombia will not close its border with Panama along the Darien Gap -- the dense, dangerous jungle that has become a major route for...