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Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays
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Fewer cantons to enforce dry law during Easter holidays

L. Arias - March 23, 2016

The National Union of Local Governments (UNGL) reported that as of Monday only 18 of the country’s 81 cantons will prohibit the sale of alcohol during Holy…

What’s open and what’s closed during Easter Holy Week
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Business
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What’s open and what’s closed during Easter Holy Week

L. Arias - March 22, 2016

Following a decision by Casa Presidencial and the Labor Ministry last week, most public offices are closed for the entire Easter Holy Week, which began on Monday. Some banks and public…

Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday
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Despite Zika fears, Guanacaste hotels are booked for Easter holiday

L. Arias - March 17, 2016

The confirmation of the first cases of local transmission of Zika virus in Costa Rica did not have a negative effect on reservations at hotels in the…

Costa Rica Holy Week deadliest in 10 years
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Costa Rica Holy Week deadliest in 10 years

Zach Dyer - April 6, 2015

A U.S. citizen was among 44 people killed during Holy Week this year in Costa Rica — the highest death toll for the holiday in a decade, the…

VIDEO: Costa Rica processions commemorate Good Friday
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Costa Rica processions commemorate Good Friday

Robert Isenberg - April 3, 2015

All across Costa Rica, thousands of worshipers gathered in churches and plazas on Friday to join las procesiones, religious parades that honor the life of Jesus Christ.…

Drunk driver nosedives car into Paquera ferry
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Newsletter
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Drunk driver nosedives car into Paquera ferry

Zach Dyer - April 3, 2015

Hopefully your trip to the beach Thursday went better than this guy’s. Thursday afternoon, ferry service between Puntarenas and Paquera was interrupted after a white Hyundai Santa…

PHOTOS: A Holy Week children’s procession in Heredia
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: A Holy Week children’s procession in Heredia

Alberto Font - April 1, 2015

As part of Costa Rica's Easter Holy Week activities, the Church of Santo Domingo de Heredia on Tuesday held an annual procession that featured kids as leading…

Costa Rica’s Holy Week vacation off to a deadly start
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Holy Week vacation off to a deadly start

Zach Dyer - March 30, 2015

The weekend of Palm Sunday, on March 29, is the unofficial start to spring break in Costa Rica. School lets out for the Easter holiday and those…

PHOTOS: Palm Sunday in an indigenous Guatemala town
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Palm Sunday in an indigenous Guatemala town

AFP - March 30, 2015

Thousands of Guatemalans from the largely indigenous town of San Pedro Sacatepéquez, some 30 kilometers west of the capital, recreated Jesus's arrival in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, the official…

Semana Santa by the numbers: 97 serious injuries, 1,225 arrests and a bunch of seized Judas dolls
Crime
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Crime
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Semana Santa by the numbers: 97 serious injuries, 1,225 arrests and a bunch of seized Judas dolls

Lindsay Fendt - April 21, 2014

Due to a high volume of holiday vacationers, raucous beach parties and drunk-driving accidents usually accompany the deeply religious processions and church services of Semana Santa. This…

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