Costa Rica's 17th annual International Book Fair kicked off Friday with poetry readings from inmates from La Reforma and Buen Pastor prisons.
Epicentro offers conferences, music performances by both local and international musicians, and a music market. The conferences are mostly about the music industry and its potential in the country, but also provide artists with information about how to market their work.
When a gunman assassinated Óscar Romero in 1980, the Archbishop of San Salvador became one of the most famous martyrs in world history. Other Catholic priests had championed the poor, criticized the Salvadoran government, and protested escalating violence, but Romero’s death resonated.
For folks familiar with “Mafalda,” the exhibit will feel nostalgic and fun. “Peanuts” fans will think fondly of Charlie Brown and note the many similarities.