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‘Green Season’ book excerpt: Day of the Devils

The "Juego de los Diablitos," or Little Devils' Game, brings the colorful masks of the Brunca people to life in a violent ceremony re-enacting a rejection of the Spanish conquistadors.

The Nicaraguan war hero accused of “terrorism”

Ex-colonel Carlos Brenes was a guerrilla and military man of high rank in the two wars in Nicaragua; friend of Camilo Ortega and of great respect in the Army. Now he is detained, being accused of terrorism.

National Museum Digs Up Its Own Dirt

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Complex Problems Await Arias

As Oscar Arias prepares to take the reins Monday as the first President reelected in 36 years, he is doing so nearly two decades...

Reagan administration, CIA complicit in DEA agent’s murder, say former insiders

Former DEA El Paso boss: Agent Camarena had discovered the arms-for-drugs operation run on behalf of the Contras, aided by U.S. officials in the National Security Council and the CIA, and threatened to blow the whistle on the covert operation.

San José’s Museums Make Good Rainy-Day Excursions

If the weather throws a wrench into your outdoor plans, take advantage and visit some of the nation’s museums. While they may not stand...

The Struggle for Peace: The Biggest Story

The 1980s began with Costa Rica facing one of the worst financial crises in its history. The oil shocks of the late 1970s combined...

Caja, a Model Health System?

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