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Tico-style bullfights: some call it animal abuse, others a tradition
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animal abuse
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Tico-style bullfights: some call it animal abuse, others a tradition

L. Arias - December 27, 2016

The traditional Zapote Festival kicked off on Sunday; Tico-style bullfights are for many the main event, despite increasing disapproval of the practice. A survey by the National University's Institute for Social…

The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps
Holidays
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Holidays
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The perfect Costa Rican Christmas in 10 easy steps

Elizabeth Lang - December 22, 2016

In Costa Rica we don’t have sleigh rides or the white Christmases of movie fame – but we do have celebrations filled with delicious food and drinks,…

Tico bullfights and horse shows: Tradition or torment?
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Tico bullfights and horse shows: Tradition or torment?

Lindsay Fendt - January 25, 2016

The holidays may be over in some places, but in Costa Rica, festival season is just getting started. This time of year, nearly every town holds an…

Animal rights activists protest against Tico-style bullfights
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Animal rights activists protest against Tico-style bullfights

L. Arias - December 28, 2015

Dozens of animal rights’ activists gathered Friday evening during the opening of the Zapote Festival, east of San José, to demonstrate against one of the celebration’s main…

Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Festivities wrap up in Zapote

Robert Isenberg - January 5, 2015

https://vimeo.com/115936615 After 11 days of bullfights, carnival rides, and junk food, Las Fiestas de Zapote finally drew to a close on Sunday, allowing the spotlight to shine…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s National Horse Parade attracts thousands to nation’s capital
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica’s National Horse Parade attracts thousands to nation’s capital

L. Arias - December 26, 2014

More than 3,000 horse riders gathered punctually at noon on Friday to begin the 3-kilometer course of Costa Rica’s National Horse Parade, or Tope Nacional. It began at Plaza Víquez, just…

Costa Rica’s capital is ready for holiday celebrations
Events
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Events
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Costa Rica’s capital is ready for holiday celebrations

L. Arias - December 25, 2014

Christmas and year-end celebrations in Costa Rica involve activities all across the country, but some of the most popular events take place in San José. In the…

Archive
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Bullfighting Costa Rica-style and a carnival atmosphere at the Fiestas de Zapote

Corey Kane - December 27, 2013

In the ring, a crowd of more than 100 mostly young men enclosed in a semicircle crept towards an orange gate. The announcer’s voice filled the wooden…

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