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Obama lauds ‘shared democratic values’ in statement marking Costa Rica’s independence

U.S. President Barack Obama issued a statement Sunday to mark Costa Rica's 193rd anniversary of its independence, along with the rest of Central America. In his message, Obama highlighted Costa Rica's "strong partnership" with the United States, a relationship he said is based on the shared goals of "protecting human rights, freedom of expression, and our environment, especially our oceans."

Celebrating Independence Day: Why the Lantern Parade?

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 – were simple constructions, made of paper – like a red, white and black accordion with a candle inside. We typically made them in school during preparations for the civic festival to mark Costa Rica’s Independence Day on Sept. 15.

Costa Rica offers new delights for railroad buffs

In Palmar Sur and Río Grande de Atenas, two attractions provide a way to learn more about the role of railways in the country's history.

17 photos from Costa Rica’s Nicoya Annexation Festival

NICOYA, Guanacaste – Thousands gathered here Friday, including President Luis Guillermo Solís, to celebrate the culture of Guanacaste and the 190th anniversary of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya to Costa Rica.

La Voz de Guanacaste marks holiday with video tribute to beloved northwestern province

To celebrate this year's 190th anniversary of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya, bilingual community newspaper La Voz de Guanacaste (The Voice of Guanacaste) has put together a musical video tribute based on Guadalupe Urbina's song, "Vengo de una Tierra" ("I Come from a Land").

For museum campers, history comes to life

A museum with lively theatrical tours through Costa Rican history takes things to the next level with an overnight camp that lets schoolkids brave the ghosts of the past.

Dueling Anthems: ‘Star-Spangled Banner’ vs. ‘Hermosa Bandera’

A look at the history of the U.S.' "Star-Spangled Banner" and Costa Rica's "Noble Patria, Tu Hermosa Bandera." Plus a free download of our July 4 Picnic program.

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