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Remembering La Penca, 36 years later
Crime
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Crime
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Remembering La Penca, 36 years later

The Tico Times - May 30, 2020

May 30, 1984, was a tragic day in Costa Rica's history. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded during a press conference called in La Penca, Nicaragua,…

WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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WATCH: Making tamales in Costa Rica

Andrés Madrigal - December 19, 2019

Originally published on Dec. 16, 2015. Doña Flor Arguedas, 71, has been making tamales since she was 22. That was the year she got married. Her new…

Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica celebrates Cultures Day

Jill Replogle - October 12, 2019

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), which is celebrated today in Costa Rica! Known elsewhere as Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous…

Remembering La Penca, 35 years later
Crime
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Crime
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Remembering La Penca, 35 years later

The Tico Times - May 31, 2019

May 30, 1984, was a tragic day in Costa Rica's history. Seven people were killed and 21 wounded during a press conference called in La Penca, Nicaragua,…

Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaraguan ‘marathon protester’ escapes to Costa Rica after leaving prison

AFP and The Tico Times - March 15, 2019

Alex Vanegas, the 62-year-old Nicaraguan marathon runner who was jailed for nearly four months for supporting the protests against president Daniel Ortega, fled to Costa Rica shortly…

Epsy Campbell asks the United Nations to intervene in Nicaragua
Latin America
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Latin America
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Epsy Campbell asks the United Nations to intervene in Nicaragua

AFP and The Tico Times - September 29, 2018

Vice President Epsy Campbell, said Thursday at the U.N. that the situation in Nicaragua is “not sustainable,” and called on the international community to help solve the…

Madelaine Caracas: the fierce Nicaraguan artist who stood up to Daniel Ortega
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Madelaine Caracas: the fierce Nicaraguan artist who stood up to Daniel Ortega

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga / Semanario Universidad - September 27, 2018

Madelaine Jeresulem Caracas immortalized her roar at the beginning of the national dialogue aimed at solving the crisis in Nicaragua. After Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega claimed that…

Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey
Latin America
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Latin America
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Venezuelans fume after Nicolas Maduro filmed dining with celebrity chef ‘Salt Bae’ in Turkey

AFP - September 18, 2018

Impoverished Venezuelans have reacted with fury after videos of President Nicolas Maduro gorging on succulent pieces of meat in a restaurant owned by a celebrity Turkish chef…

Ex-president Cristina Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal
Argentina
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Argentina
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Ex-president Cristina Kirchner charged in Argentina corruption scandal

AFP / Liliana Samuel - September 18, 2018

Argentina's ex-president Cristina Kirchner was charged with corruption on Monday as a judge asked that her legislative immunity be lifted so she can be detained. She is…

Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America
Independence Day
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Independence Day
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Independence torch travels through a fractured Central America

Yamlek Mojica Loáisiga - September 15, 2018

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…