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San José streets empty for Semana Santa
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San José streets empty for Semana Santa

The Tico Times - March 26, 2016

The usually jam-packed Avenida Segunda sits empty on Good Friday. It may not be the beach, but as Central Valley residents spill out of the city for…

Obama addresses the Cuban nation in historic Havana visit
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Obama addresses the Cuban nation in historic Havana visit

Juliet Eilperin and Karen DeYoung | The Washington Post - March 22, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba – "Sí se puede," U.S. President Barack Obama told the Cuban people Tuesday in a nationwide address that promised a new beginning and a bright future together.…

Obama, Castro hail ‘new day’ for US-Cuba relations
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Obama, Castro hail ‘new day’ for US-Cuba relations

Andrew Beatty and Sebastian Smith | AFP - March 21, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba – U.S. President Barack Obama and his Cuban counterpart Raúl Castro vowed Monday in Havana to set aside their differences in pursuit of what the…

PHOTOS: A close-up look at Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: A close-up look at Nicaragua’s Momotombo Volcano

Álvaro Sánchez - March 17, 2016

LEÓN, Nicaragua – Nicaragua’s iconic stratovolcano Momotombo seems to have taken a break from the hundreds of explosions it unleashed in recent weeks after remaining quiet for…

Costa Rica winds down humanitarian mission for Cuban migrants with presidential send-off
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica winds down humanitarian mission for Cuban migrants with presidential send-off

The Tico Times - March 12, 2016

Just before sunrise on Friday morning, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís stepped on board an aircraft bound for Mexico and told its passengers – hundreds of…

Nicaraguan comedian who trashes Ticos barred from entering Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan comedian who trashes Ticos barred from entering Costa Rica

AFP - March 10, 2016

A Nicaraguan comedian who insults Costa Ricans in online videos was barred on Thursday from entering Costa Rica for personal safety and public order reasons, officials said.…

24 Photos from the 2016 Envision Festival
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Arts and Culture
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24 Photos from the 2016 Envision Festival

Melissa Rejeb - March 3, 2016

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PHOTOS: Paralyzed baby sloth thrives in Manuel Antonio rescue center
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Environment and Wildlife
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PHOTOS: Paralyzed baby sloth thrives in Manuel Antonio rescue center

The Tico Times - February 11, 2016

When Anakin, a newly orphaned, weeks old baby sloth, arrived at the Kids Saving the Rainforest rescue center in Manuel Antonio, he seemed weak. At first, the…

New Costa Rica film project seeks funds from Indiegogo campaign
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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New Costa Rica film project seeks funds from Indiegogo campaign

Amanda Zúñiga - January 28, 2016

Costa Rican director Alexandra Latishev and her team are looking to produce her first film, titled "Medea." Because it's so difficult to procure a budget to produce movies, the team has started a crowdfunding campaign…

PHOTOS: The best of Palmares Tope 2016
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: The best of Palmares Tope 2016

Andrés Madrigal - January 16, 2016

The annual Palmares Festival kicked off last Thursday at 1 p.m. with the tope (horse parade). Approximately 2,500 riders and horses rode 3 kilometers through the town of…