Costa Rica launches plan to curb violence against women
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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…

Costa Rican companies visit U.S. to promote medical tourism services
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Costa Rican companies visit U.S. to promote medical tourism services

L. Arias - June 23, 2017

Private hospitals and medical services companies from Costa Rica showcased their services this week at the Society for Human Resource Management Annual Conference & Exposition (SHRM 2017) in New…

Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus
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Health Ministry confirms sixth case of a baby born with Zika virus

L. Arias - June 15, 2017

Read more of our Zika coverage here. A woman in the province of Guanacaste gave birth to a baby girl infected with Zika, bringing the total number…

Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021
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Costa Rica launches quest to replace most single-use plastic by 2021

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica seeks to be free of single-use plastic, and top officials including President Luis Guillermo Solís disclosed the details of a national strategy to achieve that goal during…

Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign
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Costa Rica
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Social Security System launches anti-influenza vaccination campaign

L. Arias - June 6, 2017

Costa Rica's Social Security System, or Caja, launched a vaccination campaign this week to inoculate 1.3 million people against seasonal influenza. The campaign will run until July 14 and aims…

Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades
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Costa Rica
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Number of obese Ticos has almost quadrupled in four decades

L. Arias - April 19, 2017

Obesity figures among Costa Rica's population increased almost four times in the last 39 years, from 6.3 percent in 1975 to 23.7 percent in 2014. These results…

Costa Rica restricts import, sale of baby walkers
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Costa Rica restricts import, sale of baby walkers

L. Arias - March 28, 2017

Costa Rica passed a new regulation on the sale of baby walkers that will make them available for purchase only with a medical prescription. The restriction is part of…

Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud
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Costa Rica
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Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud

Michael Krumholtz - March 27, 2017

A U.S. businessman is accused of using Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill to defraud an Israeli investor out of thousands of dollars, according to an official complaint…

Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban
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Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban

L. Arias - March 9, 2017

A baby girl named María José is the first baby born as the result of an In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) procedure after a 16-year ban on the…

U.S. volunteer specialists perform spine surgeries on 11 Costa Rican children
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U.S. volunteer specialists perform spine surgeries on 11 Costa Rican children

L. Arias - March 2, 2017

A group of U.S. surgeons and other specialists joined local physicians this week to perform spine surgeries on 11 patients from the National Children’s Hospital in San…