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Coming home? 132,000 descendants of Spain’s exiled Jews seek nationality
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Latin America
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Coming home? 132,000 descendants of Spain’s exiled Jews seek nationality

Alvaro Villalobos / AFP - October 4, 2019

More than 500 years ago, they faced a bleak choice: convert to Catholicism or be burned at the stake. The only other option was exile. For Jews…

El Avión: A restaurant in plane site
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Dining
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El Avión: A restaurant in plane site

Robert Isenberg - August 13, 2019

This story was first published in 2015.  The Fairchild C-123 in Manuel Antonio is shocking on many levels: The first thing you notice is that the nose…

The Tico Times Circulation Department and a lost newspaper way of life
Throwback Thursday
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Throwback Thursday
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The Tico Times Circulation Department and a lost newspaper way of life

Dery Dyer - November 15, 2018

When The Tico Times celebrated our 60th Anniversary in 2016, our former Editor and Publisher Dery Dyer, daughter of Tico Times Founder Elisabeth Dyer and Publisher Richard Dyer, shared…

Costa Rica retrieves massive archaeological trove from Venezuela
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World Heritage
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Costa Rica retrieves massive archaeological trove from Venezuela

AFP - January 17, 2018

Costa Rica retrieved almost 200 pre-Columbian stone and ceramic pieces that had been confiscated from a Venezuelan collector – the biggest retrieval of archaeological pieces in Costa…

Costa Rica History:  The Story of Quepos/Manuel Antonio
Costa Rica's Greatest Places
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Costa Rica's Greatest Places
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Costa Rica History: The Story of Quepos/Manuel Antonio

The Tico Times - October 17, 2016

The Spanish first laid eyes on the coast of Costa Rica and more specifically, Quepos and Manuel Antonio in 1519, in a ship commanded by Hernán Ponce…

The Tico Times Circulation Department and a lost newspaper way of life
happy birthday tico times
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happy birthday tico times
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The Tico Times Circulation Department and a lost newspaper way of life

Dery Dyer - May 18, 2016

We are proud to share this reflection from our former Editor and Publisher Dery Dyer, daughter of Tico Times Founder Elisabeth Dyer and Publisher Richard Dyer, as…

Costa Rican artist paints himself through history
Art Walks
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Art Walks
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Costa Rican artist paints himself through history

Amanda Zúñiga - November 24, 2015

Painter Fernando Obando has embraced a new and ambitious project – one that, according to the artist, is the very first of its type. The artist's new exhibit…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

Part of the Berlin Wall stands in Costa Rica, 26 years after its fall
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Part of the Berlin Wall stands in Costa Rica, 26 years after its fall

The Tico Times - November 9, 2015

Tucked away in a San José courtyard behind Costa Rica's canary-colored Foreign Ministry stands a nondescript 3-meter-high monolith. Housed behind the metal fence that surrounds the ministry, it’s…

PHOTOS: Lantern parade and torch kick off Costa Rica Independence Day festivities
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Lantern parade and torch kick off Costa Rica Independence Day festivities

Alberto Font - September 15, 2015

Hundreds of children and their families visited Parque Central in San José to watch the arrival of the independence torch on Monday. The torch, which has been traveling through…

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