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News briefs: Tourists stopped in Cartago; Costa Rica asks WHO for coordination
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News briefs: Tourists stopped in Cartago; Costa Rica asks WHO for coordination

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 25, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has impacted daily life in Costa Rica, which has declared a State of Emergency and enacted sweeping measures to slow its spread. Here's what…

Catholics make annual pilgrimage to Cartago for romería
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Catholics make annual pilgrimage to Cartago for romería

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 2, 2019

An estimated 2 million people made the pilgrimage to Basílica de Nuestra Señora de los Ángeles in Cartago on Friday. Virgen de los Ángeles Day, celebrated annually…

Costa Rica celebrates Virgen de los Ángeles Day
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica celebrates Virgen de los Ángeles Day

The Tico Times - August 2, 2019

Costa Rica celebrates  Día de la Virgen de los Ángeles annually on August 2. The day honors Costa Rica's patron saint, and millions of people make the pilgrimage…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - July 30, 2019

An estimated 2 million people will participate Friday in an annual pilgrimage to Cartago in honor of Costa Rica’s patron saint, La Virgin de Los Angeles.  Many…

La Romería: From 1635 to now
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La Romería: From 1635 to now

Jonathan Jiménez - August 2, 2018

On the morning of Aug. 2, 1635, a young indigenous girl named Juana Pereira went to collect firewood as she did every morning. She was walking barefoot…

VIDEO: Check out the epicenter of Costa Rica’s annual Romería
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Costa Rica
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VIDEO: Check out the epicenter of Costa Rica’s annual Romería

The Tico Times - August 1, 2018

In this time-elapse video, Jonathan Jiménez captures the scene in front of the Basílica de Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles in Cartago, east of San José. Hundreds…