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Arts and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture at a glance: the week ahead in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 27, 2016

Mexican conductor Alondra de la Parra takes the reins of the National Symphony Orchestra at the National Theater, with performances tonight at 8 p.m. and Sunday at…

Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica
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Arts and culture in brief: the week ahead in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - April 15, 2016

What better place to howl at the moon, than at the zoo: the CIENTEC and Pro Zoológicos Foundations join forces to offer an evening lunada at the Simón Bolívar…

Costa Rica celebrates 67 years without an army
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Costa Rica celebrates 67 years without an army

The Tico Times - December 1, 2015

Costa Rica marked the 67th anniversary of the abolition of its army Tuesday morning during a ceremony at the National Museum, once the Bellavista Fortress. Breaking one of…

PHOTOS: Human rights office uses images to show the everyday side of poverty in Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Human rights office uses images to show the everyday side of poverty in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - September 26, 2015

A new collaboration between the Ombudsman’s Office, Veritas University and the University of Costa Rica aims to personalize the plight of poverty faced by many Costa Ricans.…

Photo exhibit documents Costa Rican diversity
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Photo exhibit documents Costa Rican diversity

The Tico Times - April 2, 2015

A girl poses for the camera. She wears colorful clothing and smiles warmly. Then, thanks to a plaque on the wall, we learn her secret: “She is…

Costa Rican veterans reflect 66 years after abolition of army
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Costa Rican veterans reflect 66 years after abolition of army

The Tico Times - December 1, 2014

Standing before the marigold crenelated National Museum — once the Bellavista Fortress that served as a barracks for Costa Rican troops — President Luis Guillermo Solís celebrated…

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National Museum exhibit celebrates 75 years of Spanish photojournalism

The Tico Times - November 3, 2014

[caption id="attachment_51009" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Courtesy The National Museum[/caption] A camera is a time machine. You snap a picture – you freeze a living moment – and then you…

Police seize $1 million collection of pre-Columbian art in Santa Ana
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Police seize $1 million collection of pre-Columbian art in Santa Ana

The Tico Times - October 27, 2014

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided the Santa Ana home of a German man on Oct. 22, seizing a large collection of unregistered pre-Columbian art worth as much as $1…

New exhibit at National Museum celebrates social progress
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New exhibit at National Museum celebrates social progress

The Tico Times - October 1, 2014

Seventy years ago, Costa Rica was a very different place: The army still existed. Women could not vote. Races were segregated. The unstable government was spiraling toward…

Art City Tour offers free admission to city’s museums
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Art City Tour offers free admission to city’s museums

The Tico Times - July 15, 2014

If you spend a lot of time in San José, you have probably thought: I should visit the Jade Museum. Or: I wonder what’s going on at…