San José celebrated Costa Rica's Independence Day with a traditional parade along Avenida Segunda that – as usually is the case – was full of music and color, with hundreds of students from different schools marching.
Before this past week's historic resumption of diplomatic relations with Cuba, Washington Post photojournalist Sarah L. Voisin visited the nation to capture a lifestyle that will inevitably change as businesses emerge among a population hopeful for new goods.
Activities included a concert with the Costa Rican firefighters band, a performance by the New York City Fire Department Pipes and Drums, dance choreography from a group of firefighters and a giant cake to share with visitors.
This month, we are overjoyed to present our new exhibit, “58 Years of Costa Rica, Through Our Eyes and Yours.” We are happier still collaborate with the Costa Rican-North American Cultural Center in Los Yoses, one of the most distinguished institutions in the country. The exhibition opens to the public Thursday, Dec. 4, and continues through the end of January.