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

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

Zach Dyer - 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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Art Walks
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Photo exhibit documents Costa Rican diversity

Robert Isenberg - 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

Zach Dyer - 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

Robert Isenberg - 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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Arts and Culture
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Police seize $1 million collection of pre-Columbian art in Santa Ana

Zach Dyer - 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

Robert Isenberg - 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 Walks
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Art City Tour offers free admission to city’s museums

Robert Isenberg - 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…

Geek out on nature at Costa Rica’s new online biodiversity portal
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Biodiversity
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Geek out on nature at Costa Rica’s new online biodiversity portal

Lindsay Fendt - April 29, 2014

Biologists estimate that at least four percent of the world's plant and animal species live in Costa Rica. Now, information on all of those species is available…

Cultural Events: Art City Tour is whirlwind guide to San José
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Art Walks
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Cultural Events: Art City Tour is whirlwind guide to San José

Robert Isenberg - February 12, 2014

There are art galleries and museums all over San José, but where are they? Even lifelong Chepeños sometimes have trouble finding them. That’s what the Art City…

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