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Recreating the last moments of a Costa Rican president
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Recreating the last moments of a Costa Rican president

The Tico Times - September 27, 2017

Today's Pic of the Day comes to you from 1860 – the year when, on Sept. 30, three-time Costa Rican President Juan Rafael Mora Porras was executed while…

Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?

Fabiola Pomareda - September 13, 2017

When I was growing up, faroles – the handmade lanterns meant to symbolize the 19th-century journey that brought the message of Central American independence to Costa Rica…

Tico Times #TBT: Into the millions
looking back
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looking back
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Tico Times #TBT: Into the millions

The Tico Times - September 7, 2017

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Bulls, pomp and Guanacaste culture: The history of this week’s Liberia festivals
Guanacaste
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Guanacaste
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Bulls, pomp and Guanacaste culture: The history of this week’s Liberia festivals

Ellen Zoe Golden - March 1, 2017

LIBERIA, Guanacaste — José Luis Villareal knows a thing or two about bulls. His grandfather raised them outside their house in Liberia, and his father became a…

Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Museum inaugurates design exhibit featuring San José’s oldest shops

Elizabeth Lang - February 2, 2017

San José is a city whose buildings and shops are full of history. That's why the Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MADC) is inaugurating today its first exhibition…

A graceful life: Jeannette Boyd Rodríguez and San José’s Afro-Costa Rican history
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A graceful life: Jeannette Boyd Rodríguez and San José’s Afro-Costa Rican history

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - October 3, 2016

I love how history can instantly be rewritten by the insertion of an individual narrative. I have always wondered about Afro-Costa Rican lives that start in San…

A rare find: African voices in the Costa Rican National Archives
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A rare find: African voices in the Costa Rican National Archives

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - July 11, 2016

Though Costa Rica had its own version of slavery from approximately 1502 to 1824, there was never a fully viable cash crop plantation system – that is,…

“Me and my people building” – Fire and the future of the Black Star Line building
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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“Me and my people building” – Fire and the future of the Black Star Line building

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - May 2, 2016

See also: Fire destroys Black Star Line building, a Limón landmark On Friday, April 29, at 6 am, devastating images came rolling into my Facebook and WhatsApp…

Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I

Zach Dyer - November 11, 2015

Wednesday marked Veterans Day in the United States but the federal holiday, Armistice Day, was originally designated to honor the end of active combat in the First World…

Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center celebrates 70 years
Art Walks
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Art Walks
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Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center celebrates 70 years

Amanda Zúñiga - October 10, 2015

The Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center (CCCN) is celebrating 70 years as cultural bridge between the United States and Costa Rica. It is an English teaching center, but also…

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