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The story behind the flag on Cerro de la Carpintera

We take a look at how one man started an Independence Day tradition in Cartago.

Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

Dozens of people waited for the independence torch in Peñas Blancas, the Costa Rican town on the border with Nicaragua. There, the two countries are divided by a diagonal line where Costa Rican asphalt meets Nicaraguan cement.

The beauty of Independence Day in Costa Rica

Photographer Priscilla Mora captured the vivid colors of the Independence Day celebrations in Santo Domingo de Heredia.

Becoming Costa Rican: 5 new Ticas celebrate Independence Day

On this Independence Day, The Tico TImes is proud to share the stories of five new Costa Ricans.

PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade

Photos from last night's traditional lantern parade in Heredia. The parade is meant to symbolize the 19th-century journey that brought the message of Central American independence to Costa Rica.
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Nicaragua Cancels Legal Status of 15 More NGOs

On Tuesday, Nicaragua canceled the legal status of 15 more NGOs, including a foundation of the now-defunct Guardabarranco duo, which was part of the...

US Women’s Soccer Team to Face Costa Rica Before Olympics

The United States women's national soccer team, four-time Olympic champions, are set to face off against Costa Rica on July 16 at Audi Field...

AI to the Rescue: Saving Brazil’s Wildlife from Roadkill

In Brazil, where about 16 wild animals become roadkill every second, a computer scientist has come up with a futuristic solution to this everyday...