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A letter to our readers

Tico Times Staff - January 16, 2017

Those who live outside their country of origin – whether as refugees, for economic reasons or simply to pursue new opportunities – were in many ways the…

Documentary featuring former Costa Rica first lady premieres in San José
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Documentary featuring former Costa Rica first lady premieres in San José

The Tico Times - September 13, 2016

See also: Discovering Henrietta - the Alabama woman who became Costa Rica's First Lady “First Lady of the Revolution,” the new documentary that tells the story of…

Arts and Culture
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From our archives: José León Sánchez on prison, the media and writing

María Gabriela Díaz - September 2, 2016

As a theatrical adaptation of “La Isla de los Hombres Solos” (“The Lonely Men’s Island”) premieres onstage at Teatro Espressivo this week, The Tico Times celebrates this classic…

At 60, The Tico Times celebrates tradition — and reinvention
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happy birthday tico times
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At 60, The Tico Times celebrates tradition — and reinvention

The Tico Times - May 18, 2016

[caption id="attachment_93725" align="alignright" width="212"] The Tico Times[/caption] Of all the stories The Tico Times has reported in its six decades of publication, one of the most remarkable is…

Life in Juan Santamaría’s Costa Rica: A look back
Juan Santamaría Day
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Juan Santamaría Day
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Life in Juan Santamaría’s Costa Rica: A look back

Mitzi Stark - April 11, 2016

April 11 is Juan Santamaría Day, a Costa Rican holiday to remember the Battle of Rivas in 1856 and the heroic action of Juan Santamaría, a common…

The power of a mother’s voice: the sinking of the San Pablo in Limón, 1942
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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The power of a mother’s voice: the sinking of the San Pablo in Limón, 1942

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - March 28, 2016

My mother, Norma, loves telling me the story of how my grandmother saved my aunt’s life one night in 1942 by simply calling her name. As a…

La Cruz de Caravaca: A signpost from the past
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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La Cruz de Caravaca: A signpost from the past

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 18, 2016

I have always wanted to write a travel blog or even a book about my observations in the countless airports I have encountered over the years on…

Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know
Juan Santamaría Day
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Juan Santamaría Day
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Who was Juan Santamaría? Five (debated) things you should know

The Tico Times - April 10, 2015

Costa Rica fetes its first and most-loved national hero, Juan Santamaría, on Saturday, April 11. His name adorns the international airport in his native Alajuela, and schoolchildren across…