Central American migrants board “La Bestia” (The Beast) in Arriaga, Chiapas state, Mexico on July 16, 2014. Last August, Mexican authorities moved to prevent migrants from using the train.
As many as 200 refugees at a time from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras — the so-called Northern Triangle — will be allowed to stay in Costa Rica for up to six months while they are processed for potential asylum in the U.S. or elsewhere.
Folkloric dancers livened up the Nicoya plaza on Monday morning, July 25, 2016, as people waited for the start of the official commemoration of Guanacaste’s annexation to Costa Rica.
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Photos from the 192nd anniversary celebration of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya, today known as Guanacaste.
Turrialba Volcano sends a column of ash, steam and rock 3,000 meters high in an eruption July 25, 2016.
Turrialba Volcano decided to celebrate the Annexation of Nicoya national holiday with a bang Monday morning.
Marcelo Castro, Rafael Lobo, Sofía Miranda and José Pablo Méndez at the lab.
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A group of 20- and 21-year-old university students from Costa Rica make an international splash in the world of biotechnology. They hope to inspire new levels of innovation back home so that more projects like theirs can see the light of day.
Sala IV Justices said national symbols and folkloric music should not be associated with liquor.
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On Monday, Costa Rica celebrates the Annexation of Guanacaste, one of the preferred holidays for businesses to air ads with patriotic symbols and traditional music.
Andrea Baltodano draws inspiration from Costa Rica’s natural beauty for her designs.
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Costa Rican fashion designer Andrea Baltodano takes us behind the scenes of her swimwear line in our Weekend Arts Spotlight.
Kenneth Tencio, 22, of Cartago, Costa Rica pulled out his bag of tricks during the second round of the BMX Freestyle Park World Cup in Croatia Saturday.
(Screengrab from YouTube video by FISE)
Costa Rican BMX rider Kenneth Tencio pulled off this mesmerizing run during the BMX Freestyle Park World Cup in Croatia Saturday.
Lifeguards carry injured surfer Jon Becker to an ambulance at Tamarindo’s Playa Grande after he was attacked by a crocodile.
Jon Becker, 59, remained in critical condition early Friday evening at Enrique Baltodano Hospital in Liberia.
Children in traditional dress wave the Guanacaste flag at the 190th anniversary of the annexation of the Partido de Nicoya by Costa Rica, 2014.
Alberto Font/The Tico Times
A few of our favorite events coming up this week.
David “Cuba Dave” Strecker has been held in preventive prison since Sept. 4, 2015 on allegations of promoting sex tourism in Costa Rica.
Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times
David “Cuba Dave” Strecker is set to finish out a full year in preventive prison for allegations of promoting sex tourism in Costa Rica. He says he was officially charged Thursday for the first time.