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Patriotism abroad: loving one culture while embracing another
Expat Living
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Expat Living
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Patriotism abroad: loving one culture while embracing another

Raquel Chanto - April 18, 2015

For anyone who grew up in Alajuela, April conjures up images of flag-filled parades, where the humming of the drums and the whistling of the flutes merge…

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…

What is Juan Santamaría Day?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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What is Juan Santamaría Day?

Lindsay Fendt - April 11, 2014

Costa Rica, lacking an army since 1948, doesn't have many war heroes. The most notable exception is Juan Santamaría, a poor drummer boy from Alajuela. Santamaría helped thwart…

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