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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…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica Fire Department celebrates its 150th anniversary
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica Fire Department celebrates its 150th anniversary

Alberto Font - July 26, 2015

The Costa Rican Fire Department celebrated on Sunday its 150th anniversary with an event at the Plaza de la Cultura in downtown San José. Activities included a concert…

PHOTO REPORT: The Sagrado Corazón de Jesús mass
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO REPORT: The Sagrado Corazón de Jesús mass

Alberto Font - June 26, 2015

Each year on June 25, San José celebrates the the Sagrado Corazón de Jesús mass, honoring the patron of both the Mercado Central and the Mercado Borbón. The mass…

PHOTO ESSAY: Barrio Amón Shoe Repair Shop
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTO ESSAY: Barrio Amón Shoe Repair Shop

Alberto Font - February 12, 2015

On the corner of 7th Avenue and 3A Street in downtown San José, sits one of the oldest and few remaining shoe repair shops in the city. Although it has…

The Tico Times to display photo exhibit at Cultural Center
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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The Tico Times to display photo exhibit at Cultural Center

The Tico Times - December 1, 2014

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.” – Robert Capa Of all the visual arts, photojournalism is by far the most thrilling to create.…

Art Walks
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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…

An electrifying storm over Haiti’s capital
Haiti
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Haiti
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An electrifying storm over Haiti’s capital

AFP - September 26, 2014

Lightning strikes over the sea along the coast of the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, during an evening thunderstorm on September 24, 2014.

PHOTOS: Costa Rica Celebrates 193 Years of Independence
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica Celebrates 193 Years of Independence

Alberto Font - September 15, 2014

Thousands of students from 18 San José schools marched along Avenida Segunda Monday morning to celebrate Costa Rica's 193 years of independence. Families also gathered along the…

Photos: A visit to a Costa Rican Cabécar indigenous community
Around Costa Rica
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Around Costa Rica
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Photos: A visit to a Costa Rican Cabécar indigenous community

Alberto Font - July 19, 2014

SAN JOSÉ CABÉCAR, Limón – Visiting the San José Cabécar indigenous community, located in the mountains of Talamanca, Limón, is not something many people have the chance…

Arts and Culture
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Former Tico Times photojournalist, painter Julio Laínez dies at 76

David Boddiger and Dery Dyer - June 15, 2014

[caption id="attachment_39763" align="alignright" width="230"] (Courtesy Laínez family)[/caption] Julio Eduardo Laínez Somoza, who was born in El Salvador but left his mark as an extraordinary photojournalist and painter…