Costa Rica’s Supreme Court condemns prisoner torture allegations
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court condemns prisoner torture allegations

The Tico Times - May 29, 2014

Costa Rica’s troubled prisons got dealt another black eye on Wednesday. The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, known as the Sala IV, revealed that over 30…

Honduran Garifuna seek help from international court in Costa Rica to recover land
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Honduran Garifuna seek help from international court in Costa Rica to recover land

AFP - May 20, 2014

Honduras' Garifuna people on Tuesday asked an international court, located in Costa Rica, to help them recover ancestral land, which they say has been lost to development.…

Report: Prison overcrowding, human trafficking are Costa Rica’s top human rights issues
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Report: Prison overcrowding, human trafficking are Costa Rica’s top human rights issues

Zach Dyer - February 28, 2014

Harsh prison conditions, domestic abuse and human trafficking are among the top concerns for Costa Rica, according to the United States State Department’s 2013 Human Rights Practices…

Costa Rica signs anti-torture law
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Costa Rica signs anti-torture law

Zach Dyer - February 19, 2014

President Laura Chinchilla signed a bill into law Tuesday establishing a mechanism to implement the United Nations' Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture. The protocol establishes an…

Guatemalan president spars with US over Chixoy Dam reparations
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Guatemalan president spars with US over Chixoy Dam reparations

Benjamin Reeves - February 11, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – In January, the U.S. government suspended military aid to Guatemala after the Central American country failed to deliver on $154.5 million in reparations to…