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Costa Rica ex-President Luis Alberto Monge recovering in hospital after respiratory attack
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica ex-President Luis Alberto Monge recovering in hospital after respiratory attack

L. Arias - August 22, 2016

Former President Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (1982–1986) was in stable condition at San Juan de Dios Hospital in San José on Monday, where he was admitted in…

Fire destroys Black Star Line building, a Limón landmark
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Fire destroys Black Star Line building, a Limón landmark

L. Arias - April 29, 2016

A fire in the early hours of Friday consumed most of the historic Black Star Line building, considered the most representative example of Caribbean architecture in Limón province. The…

First Costa Rican to receive UNESCO silver medal – meet ‘Nago de Nicoya’
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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First Costa Rican to receive UNESCO silver medal – meet ‘Nago de Nicoya’

Amanda Zúñiga - January 25, 2016

Costa Rican singer, songwriter, poet, and folklorist Abdénago Torres Melendez; better known as "Nago de Nicoya" is a one-man force of nature when it comes to sharing Costa…

Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I

Zach Dyer - November 11, 2015

Wednesday marked Veterans Day in the United States but the federal holiday, Armistice Day, was originally designated to honor the end of active combat in the First World…

Part of the Berlin Wall stands in Costa Rica, 26 years after its fall
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Part of the Berlin Wall stands in Costa Rica, 26 years after its fall

Zach Dyer - November 9, 2015

Tucked away in a San José courtyard behind Costa Rica's canary-colored Foreign Ministry stands a nondescript 3-meter-high monolith. Housed behind the metal fence that surrounds the ministry, it’s…

The story of Costa Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp
Latin America
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Latin America
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The story of Costa Rica’s forgotten World War II internment camp

Zach Dyer - December 15, 2014

In downtown San José, just west of the Cementerio de Obreros, sits a forgettable lot of urban real estate where the municipality and the Public Works and…

500-year-old tomb discovered in San Ramón
Archaeological Discoveries
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Archaeological Discoveries
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500-year-old tomb discovered in San Ramón

Mitzi Stark - March 27, 2014

Whether it belongs to a Pharaoh or a commoner, a recently discovered tomb is fun to open. A couple of archaeologists got their chance to do just…

Is the sword still the enemy of freedom?
Latin America
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Latin America
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Is the sword still the enemy of freedom?

John McPhaul - February 21, 2014

The controversy this week over the nonexistent U.S. military base in Costa Rica brings to mind the year 1985, when U.S. Green Berets were training Costa Rican…

Costa Rica’s leftist surge isn’t new
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica’s leftist surge isn’t new

John McPhaul - January 30, 2014

With all due respect to Agence France Presse, the left-right polarization in Costa Rica isn’t altogether unprecedented. In 1948, Communist Party leader Manuel Mora was the head…

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