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

Animal rights activists protest against Tico-style bullfights
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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…

Zapote Festivities, Traditional Tope, and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Zapote Festivities, Traditional Tope, and other happenings around Costa Rica

Amanda Zúñiga - December 25, 2015

Festejos de Fin de Año de San José (Zapote) This mega-fest in the eastern San José district of Zapote offers a little bit of everything. Find all types…

Can’t-miss events for a truly Costa Rican Christmas
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Can’t-miss events for a truly Costa Rican Christmas

Amanda Zúñiga - December 18, 2015

In a sea of lights, carols and holiday shoppers, there's no doubt that Christmas is just about here in Costa Rica. But if you're new to the…

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…

Bullfights, 80s music, and other happenings around Costa Rica
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Bullfights, 80s music, and other happenings around Costa Rica

The Tico Times - December 26, 2014

Fiestas de Zapote The final week of a Costa Rican year is a bipolar period – on the one hand, shops close their doors and employees take…

Costa Rica’s capital is ready for holiday celebrations
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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…

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

The Tico Times - 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…