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VIDEO: President Solís invites Oscar nominee Emma Stone to celebrate in Costa Rica
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VIDEO: President Solís invites Oscar nominee Emma Stone to celebrate in Costa Rica

L. Arias - February 23, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís used his Facebook profile on Thursday to invite Oscar-nominated actress Emma Stone to visit Costa Rica. Solís recorded the video in English. He…

‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip
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Arts and Culture
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‘Point West’: The story of Oliver North’s Costa Rican airstrip

John McPhaul - October 7, 2016

On July 25, 1989, Costa Rican President Óscar Arias -- having expropriated the land where a mile-long, secret, Nicaraguan Contra airstrip was located -- inaugurated Guanacaste National…

Arcadio’s World
Arcadio's World
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Arcadio's World
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Arcadio’s World

Arcadio - October 1, 2016

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Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica
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Arts and Culture
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Agüizotes: The Folk Magic of Costa Rica

Jack Donnelly - September 28, 2016

Agüizotes are the folk beliefs, small superstitions or minor brujería (witchcraft) of Costa Rica. Dionisio Cabal Antillón, the noted cultural journalist, calls them the magical roots of…

Mobile library brings books and more to Limón communities
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Arts and Culture
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Mobile library brings books and more to Limón communities

Kristel Segeren - September 27, 2016

The heat is shimmering on this late Friday morning in the sleepy town of Cahuita on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast. As I drive towards the sea, a…

PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Independence Eve Lantern Parade

Jennifer Murillo - September 15, 2016

Happy Independence Day, Costa Rica! As is tradition, last night children all over the country paraded through the streets with homemade lanterns, or faroles, and other lit-up creations.…

Costa Rican prisoners use poetry to change perceptions at International Book Fair
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican prisoners use poetry to change perceptions at International Book Fair

Michael Krumholtz - September 3, 2016

The U.S. poet Richard Wilbur once told an interviewer, "One of the jobs of poetry is to make the unbearable bearable by clear, precise confrontation." There is, perhaps,…

PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Afro-Caribbean Day in Limón

Nathalie Vigini - September 1, 2016

Each year, Costa Rica's Caribbean port town Limón throws a party on Aug. 31 to celebrate its vibrant Afro-Caribbean culture. The main event is a parade, which…

A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn
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Arts and Culture
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A quest to prevent the extinction of Costa Rica’s blue corn

Jennifer Murillo - August 31, 2016

Ligia Isabel Salazar is on a mission to create awareness about the social, cultural and nutritional value of Costa Rican blue corn through her initiative Proyecto Curubanda, which…

PHOTOS: Celebrating Costa Rican moms
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Celebrating Costa Rican moms

Arnaldo González - August 15, 2016

On this Mother's Day, we asked photographer Arnaldo González to capture Costa Rican mothers around San José. To all the moms out there, for all the hard…

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