An ongoing debate about a case of alleged rape has Costa Rica discussing its laws, the Catholic Church, and human rights. Photo for illustrative purposes.
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“If we have a girl whose physical and emotional health are going to be damaged because an abortion isn’t offered to her, then what are we doing as a society?” lawyer Larissa Arroyo asked The Tico Times.
The license plate number witnesses tied to a car that hit a 74-year-old U.S. woman matched a 2009 Nissan X-Trail registered to the Presidency Ministry.
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U.S. traveler Shirley Folger was an apparent victim of a hit-and-run in downtown San José when she was struck by a car registered to Costa Rica’s Presidency Ministry.
Some police officers upset about a new work schedule are considering a strike. Others, though audio messages circulating on social media, are apparently threatening something a bit more drastic.
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Audio messages circulating on social media, apparently recorded by police officers upset about a new work schedule, propose a “golpe de Estado.”
Dan Fowlie during a 2016 visit to The Tico Times offices. During that interview, Fowlie said he was bent on recovering all of the land he owned in Pavones, the beach town on Costa Rica’s southwest corner that Fowlie helped build.
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The former ‘King of Pavones’ has been denied entry into Costa Rica again, complicating his quest to regain all the beachfront property that was once his in the idyllic hamlet in the country’s southwest corner.
According to the Supreme Elections Tribunal, there are 85 registered parties in Costa Rica: 16 national, 12 provincial and 57 cantonal.
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In total 16 national parties are registered to take part in the presidential elections, and 12 are allowed to present candidates for the Legislative Assembly.
Presidency Minister Sergio Alfaro joined Vice President and Finance Minister Helio Fallas at a press conference on Jan. 26 to announce the government’s decision to table four draft bills to amend fiscal laws.
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Delays on the approval of fiscal reforms prompted Fitch Ratings to downgrade Costa Rica’s Long-Term currency bonds earlier this month and ratings for six banks, including four state-owned banks.
The Tico Times cartoon by Arcadio.
U.S. President Donald Trump holds up an executive order to start the Mexico border wall project at the Department of Homeland Security facility in Washington, DC, on January 25, 2017.
Central American government and business leaders said it would make no sense for Trump and the U.S. to axe the Central America Free Trade Agreement, known as CAFTA.
The U.S. donation will support the use of this Public Security Ministry’s aircraft, seized from drug smugglers in 2013.
The embassy’s donation will fund operations of the ministry’s Air Surveillance Service – in particular, the special missions carried out using an aircraft seized from two drug smugglers.
This San José march marked the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women on Nov. 25, 2014. On Saturday, women’s rights supporters and opponents of Donald Trump have planned events around Costa Rica.
Demonstrators in Costa Rica plan to show solidarity with protesters in Washington, D.C. on the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration.