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Independence Torch Arrives Friday

Starting on Friday the Policia de Transito (Traffic Police) will be putting in place road restrictions ahead of Independence Day celebrated on Sunday, September 15. As tradition, the "antorcha" (torch) will arrive from Nicaragua at the Peñas Blancas border and will be carried, by land,...

The Carrying Of The Torch of Independence!

See also: For First Time In Costa Rica’s Hisotry Torch of Independence Airlifted To Cartago Independence Torch Victim Of The National Strike  

Que Vergüenza!

EDITORIAL - Que Vergüenza! What a shame that striking public sector workers would interfere with the tradition of carrying the Torch of Independence, an act involving up to 20,000 students, from Nicaragua border to Cartago. This is the first year in Costa Rica's history that...

For First Time In Costa Rica’s Hisotry Torch of Independence Airlifted To Cartago

For the first time in the history of Costa Rica - 197 years - the carrying of the Torch of Independence overland was suspended. The Torch, traditionally carried by students from Peñas Blancas (border with Nicaragua) to Cartago,  was carried by air to Cartago, for...

Independence Torch Victim Of The National Strike

A group of trade unionists, apparently from the National Association of Educators (ANDE), boycotted on Thursday blocked the passage of the Independence Torch north of Liberia, Guanacaste, as it moved, as is tradition, from the border with Nicaragua, by students who have been prepared...

Costa Rica Will Receive The Independece Torch On Nicaragua Soil Without Traditions Or Speeches

Independence Day is approaching. As is tradition, the 'Antorcha de la Independencia' (Independence Torch) each year makes its way from Guatemala to Costa Rica, ending its journey through Central America in Cartago on September 15. And as is tradition, on each Sept. 13 the torch...

Costa Rica Prepares For Independence Day

Independence Day in Costa Rica is celebrated on September 15th, the day that all of Central America commemorates the independence from Spain in 1821. What makes Costa Rica's celebration different is that the Independence Torch, the symbol of freedom, arrives in the country for the...

President Ortega Calls for Unity of Central America

President Ortega Calls for Unity of Central America after receiving the torch of independence in Managua. The torch, symbolizing the unity of Central America countries after freedom from Spain, is making its way from Guatemala to Costa Rica.(Today Nicaragua) Nicaragua’s President, Daniel Ortega, called...

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