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VIDEO: Costa Rica processions commemorate Good Friday

The queue was a mix of Roman soldiers, robed apostles, winged angels and a mannequin representing the messiah himself.

Catholics look to hold their ground to rising number of evangelicals in Latin America

Rev. David Solano, a sociologist and director of the Juan XIII School, acknowledged the trend away from Catholicism in the region: “We see this as a pastoral challenge.”

PHOTOS: A Holy Week children’s procession in Heredia

As part of Costa Rica's Easter Holy Week activities, the Church of Santo Domingo de Heredia on Tuesday held an annual procession that featured kids as leading actors.

Costa Rica’s Holy Week vacation off to a deadly start

The weekend of Palm Sunday, on March 29, is the unofficial start to spring break in Costa Rica. School lets out for the Easter holiday and those with vacation time head to the beach. Unfortunately, the weekend signaled an unusually deadly start to the festivities.

Ferry service between Puntarenas and Playa Naranjo to restart on Sunday

Pending security inspections, ferry services would restart at 6:30 a.m. leaving from Puntarenas and at 8 a.m. leaving from Playa Naranjo.

25 killed so far during Semana Santa, according to Red Cross

Accidents and assaults have claimed the lives of 25 people so far this Semana Santa, according to a report released by the Costa Rican Red Cross.
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Costa Rica’s Sloths Take Center Stage on “60 Minutes”

This Sunday, CBS's legendary news magazine "60 Minutes" launches its remarkable 56th season at 7:30 p.m. ET with a special focus on the lush...

Kevin Costner Vacations in Costa Rica

One of Hollywood's most distinguished personalities, Kevin Costner, has chosen the land of ‘Pura Vida’ for his latest gateway. The acclaimed U.S. actor, director, and...

Gisele Bündchen: Finding Peace in Costa Rica

Supermodel Gisele Bündchen recently spoke to CBS’ correspondent Lee Cowan, whom she invited to her home in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica. During the interview, Bündchen...

Air France-KLM Group Expands Service to Costa Rica

Starting December 4, Air France will operate a daily flight between San José's Juan Santamaría International Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle. Meanwhile, KLM will...