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Costa Rica’s 2015 National Culture Award winners
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Costa Rica’s 2015 National Culture Award winners

Amanda Zúñiga - January 30, 2016

The recipients of this year's Costa Rican National Culture Awards were announced Jan. 18 by the Ministry of Culture and Youth, and ran the gamut from a literary…

President Luis Guillermo Solís confirms new culture minister
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Arts and Culture
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President Luis Guillermo Solís confirms new culture minister

L. Arias - June 3, 2015

After his weekly Cabinet meeting on Tuesday President Luis Guillermo Solís confirmed Sylvie Durán Salvatierra as the new culture and youth minister and appointed current Film Center Director Max…

FIAsco continues: Culture Ministry cancels rescheduled international concerts
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Arts and Culture
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FIAsco continues: Culture Ministry cancels rescheduled international concerts

L. Arias - June 1, 2015

Costa Rica’s Culture Ministry in a press release confirmed the definitive cancellation of all concerts suspended during the failed edition of this year’s International Arts Festival (FIA…

FIA conspiracy? Former culture minister blames ‘plot’ for festival failure
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Arts and Culture
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FIA conspiracy? Former culture minister blames ‘plot’ for festival failure

L. Arias - May 22, 2015

In testimony Thursday before a Legislative Assembly commission, Costa Rica's former Culture Minister Elizabeth Fonseca downplayed the colossal failure of this year's International Arts Festival, or FIA, saying, "this whole situation…

Ousted culture minister blames subordinates for arts festival woes
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Arts and Culture
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Ousted culture minister blames subordinates for arts festival woes

L. Arias - May 13, 2015

Ousted Culture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca directly blamed two of her subordinates for the failed edition of this year's International Arts Festival (FIA) — shortly before submitting her…

Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival
FIA 2015
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FIA 2015
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Costa Rica’s culture minister sacked over failed international arts festival

L. Arias - May 12, 2015

Costa Rica's Culture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales and two of her vice ministers were fired this week over the failed 2015 International Arts Festival (FIA). The…

Lawmakers to probe Culture Minister about International Arts Festival fiasco
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Arts and Culture
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Lawmakers to probe Culture Minister about International Arts Festival fiasco

L. Arias - May 7, 2015

Culture and Youth Minister Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales will appear next Tuesday before lawmakers to explain the failed organization of this year’s International Arts Festival (FIA). All party leaders…

President Solís demands special FIA inquest
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Arts and Culture
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President Solís demands special FIA inquest

The Tico Times - May 6, 2015

If you’ve been following the disastrous International Arts Festival (FIA) these past three weeks, you probably have one of two attitudes: 1. This once-beautiful festival was horribly…

How Costa Rica’s 2015 International Arts Festival flopped
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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How Costa Rica’s 2015 International Arts Festival flopped

The Tico Times - April 27, 2015

This year's International Arts Festival has been plenty entertaining so far — just not in the way the Costa Rican government intended. Instead of people mapping out…

PHOTOS: Despite hiccups, International Arts Festival draws crowds
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Despite hiccups, International Arts Festival draws crowds

The Tico Times - April 24, 2015

“Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” So said aerospace engineer Edward Murphy in 1949. He was talking about a high-speed rocket sled, but he might…