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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
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Global
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Costa Rica fought – briefly – in World War I

Zach Dyer - 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

Zach Dyer - 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…

How the jungle canopy zipline was invented in Costa Rica, and then became very big business
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Business
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How the jungle canopy zipline was invented in Costa Rica, and then became very big business

Karl Kahler - August 1, 2015

An exploration of the origins of jungle canopy ziplining leads to a tangled web of claims and a fascinating story in the heart of Costa Rica. The…

PHOTO REPORT: The 191st anniversary of the Annexation of Nicoya is a hot, lively affair
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO REPORT: The 191st anniversary of the Annexation of Nicoya is a hot, lively affair

Andrés Madrigal - July 27, 2015

See also: Water protests greet Costa Rica's Solís in Nicoya during annual festival On Saturday, the people of Costa Rica’s northwestern province of Guanacaste dusted off their cowboy boots…

Cuba marks Castro uprising anniversary with call for US embargo end
Cuba
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Cuba
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Cuba marks Castro uprising anniversary with call for US embargo end

Rigoberto Díaz | AFP - July 27, 2015

SANTIAGO DE CUBA – Cuba marked the anniversary of Fidel Castro's first armed uprising 62 years ago Sunday with calls for an end to the U.S. embargo and…

Latin America between Kennan and Obama
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Global
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Latin America between Kennan and Obama

Juan Gabriel Tokatlian - May 5, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The late U.S. diplomat and strategist George Kennan is remembered as the creator of the doctrine of “containment,” which formed the centerpiece of the…

Dinosaurs
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Perplexing ‘platypus’ dinosaur discovered in Chile

Rachel Feltman | The Washington Post - April 27, 2015

[caption id="attachment_62793" align="alignright" width="216"] (Gabriel Lio)[/caption] It doesn't resemble a platypus, but the newest species of theropod -- the dinosaur group that included Velociraptor and Tyrannosaurus and…

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

Jill Replogle - 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…

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