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How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?
Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture
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How accurately does “Jurassic Park” describe Costa Rica?

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2020

“Jurassic Park” gets a bad rap from many Costa Ricans. The story of John Hammond and his dinosaur island is set in Costa Rica. But the 1993…

Costa Rican band performs at Rose Parade
Music and Concerts
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Music and Concerts
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Costa Rican band performs at Rose Parade

The Tico Times - January 1, 2020

The Banda Municipal de Zarcero celebrated New Year's far from home this year – for an exciting reason. The local band was selected to perform at the 131st…

Q & A: Award-winning Tico animator Thelvin Cabezas
Movies
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Movies
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Q & A: Award-winning Tico animator Thelvin Cabezas

Bruce Callow - August 28, 2019

Thelvin Cabezas grew up in Cartago and has carved out a career in special effects animation that is perhaps unequaled in Costa Rican history. His film credits…

Tico wins prestigious scholarship to study at UNC
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tico wins prestigious scholarship to study at UNC

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 28, 2019

A standout Tico student will represent Costa Rica in the United States as a Morehead-Cain scholar. Julian Goldner, a Lincoln School senior, was selected by the admissions…

Tico wins gold medal at Para Athletics Grand Prix
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Tico wins gold medal at Para Athletics Grand Prix

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 24, 2019

When Sherman Güity lost part of his left leg after a traffic accident in 2017, he pledged to return to the track and become Costa Rica’s best…

Meet Karina Dyner, the 16-year-old Tica who is one of the world’s best young fencers
Other Sports
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Other Sports
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Meet Karina Dyner, the 16-year-old Tica who is one of the world’s best young fencers

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 30, 2019

Karina Dyner Villa is just 16 years old, but she’s already accomplished more than some people will in a lifetime. How’s this for a résumé? Dyner is…

Costa Rican Foreign Ministry seeks Costa Ricans in Puerto Rico
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Costa Rican Foreign Ministry seeks Costa Ricans in Puerto Rico

The Tico Times and AFP - September 28, 2017

As Puerto Rico continues to reel in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Costa Rica's Foreign Ministry is seeking out Costa Rican citizens on the island in order…

How a refugee family opened their home to me
A Letter Home
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A Letter Home
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How a refugee family opened their home to me

Lari Quesada - February 28, 2017

When I traveled from Costa Rica to Belgium and began my exchange program there, a refugee camp near the high school where I studied caught my attention.…