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Boruca masks bring indigenous awareness to San José

The Boruca are an indigenous tribe, many of whom live on a reservation in the Talamanca Mountains.

‘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.

PHOTOS: the Boruca ‘Little Devils’ Game

A shirtless man stands at the top of a gravel dirt road clutching a conch shell in both of his hands. He pushes the spiral shell to his mouth and it emits a deep, trumpeting call. The sound, which marks the beginning of the last day of the traditional Juego de los Diablitos, reverberates through the village

Costa Rica’s stone spheres close to making World Heritage list

The International Council of Monuments and Sites issued a report recommending the inclusion of Costa Rica’s pre-Columbian spheres of Diquís on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Heritage List, President Laura Chinchilla said on Tuesday.

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