Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system
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Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system

Zach Dyer - November 6, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decree legalizing in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica is going before the Supreme Court without the support of two major government agencies. The…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court throws out constitutional challenges to IVF decree
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court throws out constitutional challenges to IVF decree

Zach Dyer - October 17, 2015

In the latest curve of Costa Rica’s roller coaster process to legalize in vitro fertilization, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court has thrown out several challenges…

Ban on growing marijuana for personal use challenged in Costa Rica Supreme Court
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Ban on growing marijuana for personal use challenged in Costa Rica Supreme Court

Zach Dyer - October 9, 2015

Marijuana advocates are watching a new case this week before Costa Rica’s Supreme Court which challenges an anti-drug law that bans growing marijuana. On Wednesday, the Constitutional Chamber…

Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down labor reform law, upholding ban on strikes that shut down essential public services
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Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down labor reform law, upholding ban on strikes that shut down essential public services

Zach Dyer - August 7, 2015

Business leaders celebrated a court decision Friday that they say guarantees Costa Rica's public hospitals, ports and electricity grid will continue to function even if public sector workers…

Costa Rica regulators order Facebook page removed over advertising it deems sexist and blasphemous
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Costa Rica regulators order Facebook page removed over advertising it deems sexist and blasphemous

Zach Dyer - August 4, 2015

A nun smokes what is presumably pot out of a bong, and two women give sultry stares over their shoulders as they embrace shirtless. They could be…

Costa Rica Supreme Court: You have a right to WhatsApp
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Costa Rica Supreme Court: You have a right to WhatsApp

Zach Dyer - July 30, 2015

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court ruled that there is a constitutional right to use WhatsApp. The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, ruled in favor…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court tells Talamanca: You can’t declare environmentalist expats ‘personas non grata’ 
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court tells Talamanca: You can’t declare environmentalist expats ‘personas non grata’ 

Zach Dyer - July 28, 2015

Two expats in Costa Rica have won an appeal against the local government of Talamanca, which declared the foreigners “personas non grata" in the Caribbean beach town of Puerto Viejo…

Refusing to hire obese man is not discrimination, Costa Rican court finds
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Refusing to hire obese man is not discrimination, Costa Rican court finds

Zach Dyer - July 16, 2015

Obesity can be cause not to hire someone, according to a recent ruling by the Costa Rican Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber, or Sala IV,…

Costa Rica high court: prison officials must address ‘cruel and degrading’ conditions
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Costa Rica high court: prison officials must address ‘cruel and degrading’ conditions

Zach Dyer - July 10, 2015

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court has given the San Sebastián prison one month to come up with a plan to deal with its “cruel and degrading” conditions. The…

Costa Rica court orders better prison beds for conjugal visits
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Costa Rica court orders better prison beds for conjugal visits

Zach Dyer - June 16, 2015

If people get squeamish at the thought of sleeping in hotel beds, image this: Prisoners at La Reforma penitentiary sued for nicer mattresses for their conjugal visits. And…