VIDEO: Will Costa Rica recognize this same-sex marriage?
Human rights
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Human rights
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VIDEO: Will Costa Rica recognize this same-sex marriage?

Elizabeth Lang - January 22, 2018

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CIDH) ruled Jan. 9 that all member states, including Costa Rica, must recognize same-sex marriage, and endow those unions with the…

Gay marriage postponed in Costa Rica due to legal impediment
Human rights
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Human rights
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Gay marriage postponed in Costa Rica due to legal impediment

AFP - January 20, 2018

A Venezuelan-Costa Rican couple has postponed what would have been the first gay wedding in Costa Rica following a pronouncement from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights…

Gay wedding planned in Costa Rica following court ruling for marriage equality
Human rights
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Human rights
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Gay wedding planned in Costa Rica following court ruling for marriage equality

AFP - January 17, 2018

A Venezuelan and a Costa Rican plan to marry in Costa Rica this weekend following last week's Inter-American Human Rights Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.…

Costa Rica launches plan to curb violence against women
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches plan to curb violence against women

L. Arias - June 27, 2017

Days after a man caught on camera beating a woman in the street in San José was ordered to pay a fine of only $78, the National…

U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. family works to set up Costa Rican halfway house in wake of son’s death

Michael Krumholtz - December 15, 2016

In late October, 33-year-old U.S. native Brandon Rowlands died in Costa Rica. Shortly beforehand, he had been placed into an early-release program following a two-year prison sentence…

Conservation
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Environmental leader killed in Honduras

AFP - July 7, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A Honduran environmentalist campaigning against a dam project in indigenous lands was killed with a machete blow to the head, her organization said Thursday. Lesbia Yaneth…

Gender equality ruling aims for nearly 50/50 male-female Costa Rican legislature
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Gender equality ruling aims for nearly 50/50 male-female Costa Rican legislature

L. Arias - May 27, 2016

Costa Rica, which already has laws requiring that political parties’ candidates for the national legislature be half women, is doubling down on gender equality with a court ruling…

Four arrested over murder of Honduras activist Berta Cáceres
Conservation
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Conservation
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Four arrested over murder of Honduras activist Berta Cáceres

Noe Leiva | AFP - May 3, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Four people were arrested in Honduras Monday over the murder of a high-profile indigenous activist earlier this year, officials said. The four had been…

Where is Costa Rica on gay marriage? international community asks
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Business
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Where is Costa Rica on gay marriage? international community asks

Zach Dyer - April 1, 2016

Costa Rica made international news in 2015 when a family court judge recognized the first same-sex common-law marriage in Central America. Later that same year, Vice President…

Another activist killed in Honduras
Crime
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Crime
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Another activist killed in Honduras

The Tico Times and AFP - March 16, 2016

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A second leader of the organization headed by slain environmentalist Berta Cáceres was killed Tuesday in Honduras after police evicted a campesino group that…