Another activist killed in Honduras
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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…

Waging peace in Colombia
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Crime
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Waging peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos - March 15, 2016

See: It's time to end the war on drugs BOGOTÁ – Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the…

Obama promises human rights talk with Castro
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Cuba
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Obama promises human rights talk with Castro

AFP - March 14, 2016

HAVANA, Cuba – U.S. President Barack Obama, who visits Cuba in a week, promised dissidents he would directly discuss human rights issues with their president, Raúl Castro, in…

Costa Rica winds down humanitarian mission for Cuban migrants with presidential send-off
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica winds down humanitarian mission for Cuban migrants with presidential send-off

David Boddiger - March 12, 2016

Just before sunrise on Friday morning, Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís stepped on board an aircraft bound for Mexico and told its passengers – hundreds of…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment

L. Arias - March 9, 2016

Over 100 people on Tuesday evening marched along San José's Central Avenue to protest the persistent sexual harassment of women – and sometimes men – in public places, including…

Why we celebrate International Women’s Day
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Gender equality
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Why we celebrate International Women’s Day

Olivia Ramos - March 8, 2016

See: Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year Today is International Women’s Day, and around the world women will join in parades and discussions on the…

Human rights court backs Costa Rica’s decree on legalizing IVF
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Human rights court backs Costa Rica’s decree on legalizing IVF

L. Arias - March 1, 2016

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Tuesday ruled that a decree to legalize and regulate in vitro fertilization, signed by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís last September, complies with…

Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica

L. Arias - March 1, 2016

The lawyer for six couples who sued Costa Rica more than a decade ago for banning in vitro fertilization says time is running out for his clients to become…

Guatemala convicts 2 ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder in landmark case
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Guatemala convicts 2 ex-soldiers for sex slavery, murder in landmark case

AFP - February 27, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemalan court has sentenced two former soldiers to 120 and 240 years of prison for subjecting at least 15 indigenous women to sexual slavery…

Palmar Sur squatters say they’re ‘ready to die for the land’
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Palmar Sur squatters say they’re ‘ready to die for the land’

Michael Krumholtz and Zach Dyer - February 24, 2016

PALMAR SUR, Puntarenas — Past the kicked-up dust that spirals over these rock-laced roads and beyond the banana leaves that wave under the wind, the faint echoes…