History

Columbus Day: A Commemoration Surrounded By Controversy

Every October 12, Costa Rica celebrates the Day of the Cultures, also known as Columbus Day in the United States, Day of (our) Race, is called in many countries of the Americas, Discovery Day in the Bahamas,...

Ghandi: The Freedom Fighter that Inspired The World.

Yesterday the world celebrated the  International Day of Non-Violence. Known in India as Gandhi Jayanti, the date pays homage to an Indian lawyer, philosopher and pacifist. His name was Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who was born in...

Prehistoric Cave Rock Art from the Lives of Our Most Ancient Ancestors

Rock painting is a type of rock art made by prehistoric people on the walls or ceilings of caves, humans drew or painted the different animals they hunted, they also painted scenes of ritual or magical significance...

Pablo Presbere: a Symbol of Indigenous Resistance against the European Conquest

Pablo Presbere (1670? -1710) was an indigenous king of the community of Sincé, in the region is today Talamanca, south-east of Costa Rica. He is remembered as the indigenous chief who led the aboriginal insurrection of Tierra...

Learn About the History of Costa Rica’s Achievements in the Olimpic Games

Costa Rica officially entered the Olympic stage for the first time in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, with the participation of the Costa Rican Bernardo de la Guardia, in saber category of the fencing discipline. However,...

Have You Visited San Jose’s Central Post and Telegraph Building?

The Central Post and Telegraph Building of Costa Rica is one of the most emblematic historic buildings in the city of San José, as it is one of the few buildings that remain standing from what was the center...

The Multicultural Roots of Costa Rica: a Legacy that Unites Us as a Nation

Independence, achieved without being sought, meant a profound social rearrangement, the political conflict being the tonic, mainly motivated by the regional aspirations of the main towns in the Central Valley was overcome in its entirety with the beginning of...

A Place Full of History: the National Cultural Center Of Costa Rica

It is one of the best places to visit in San José because it is one of the oldest institutions in the country and its amount of cultural and historical archives is immense. The "Centro Nacional de Cultura" (CENAC)...

The Mobile Cellphone: A Gigantic Leap in the Way Human Beings Communicate

In a restaurant, in the cinema, in a library, in the line for a concert, you can feel their presence, different ring tones and the same function, keeping in touch with those people who are important to you. Sometimes, it...

Our National Flag: A Source of Pride that Inflates Our Chest with Admiration

The country with the most stable democracy on the continent discloses important details and never before revealed about its national flag; white, blue, and red has become an emblem that we, "Ticos", have tattooed on our souls. However, it...
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Fingerprint and Facial Recognition Will Be the New ‘ID Cards’ of Costa Ricans

The surveillance camera recorded a criminal while committing his misdeeds in the mall. But it was not...
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Costa Rica: It is beautiful and it is colorful but is it safe?

Costa Rica is a safe place. But as it may happen anywhere...

An Alert for All Latin America: Numerous Cases of Murders and Persecu-tion of Indigenous Leaders Remain With Impunity

The killings of members belonging to indigenous populations, along with persecution and harassment, have generated fear, helplessness, sadness and mostly anger in...

How to Keep Your Finances in Order and Increase Your Savings

Any time is excellent to start organizing and reviewing your money account. Saving money demands order and it is very important to...

Public Banks Improved Credit Conditions for the Purchase of Electric Vehicles

This announcement was made by the directors of the banking entities together with the First Lady, Claudia Dobles, and the ministers of...
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