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

Sonámbulo cancellation adds to FIA woes
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Sonámbulo cancellation adds to FIA woes

The Tico Times - May 3, 2015

As the troubled 2015 edition of the International Arts Festival limps to a close, the show of popular national band Sonámbulo Psicotropical promised to be a bright…

Enrique Iglesias, Raphael, and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Enrique Iglesias, Raphael, and other happenings around Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 1, 2015

Music: Enrique Iglesias, Capital Cities It’s here, the moment many a Tica has been awaiting: Enrique Iglesias is arriving in Costa Rica. The Spanish mega-star will descend…

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

Crash course: Your guide to the International Arts Festival’s first weekend
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Crash course: Your guide to the International Arts Festival’s first weekend

The Tico Times - April 21, 2015

Brace yourself: The International Arts Festival (FIA) might just take over your life. Since 1989, FIA has been a major event, but this year it’s bigger than…

Arts festival, music festival, yoga festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Arts festival, music festival, yoga festival, and other happenings around Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 17, 2015

International Arts Festival (FIA) One of the most anticipated cultural events of the year, FIA brings together hundreds of artists, crafters, buskers, and musicians to San José…