Costa Rican elections combine close polls, vastly different positions
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Costa Rican elections combine close polls, vastly different positions

Marco Sibaja / AFP - March 28, 2018

Polls show former legislator and evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado fighting elbow-to-elbow with journalist and political scientist Carlos Alvarado, a former Labor Minister from the governing Citizen Action Party…

PHOTOS: International Women’s Day March in San José, Costa Rica
women's rights
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women's rights
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PHOTOS: International Women’s Day March in San José, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 9, 2018

On March 8, women around the globe commemorated the fight to achieve the freedom and liberties many now enjoy and the ongoing challenges facing women. The celebration…

Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead
Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead

Paula Umaña - March 6, 2018

Part III of a three-part series published in English at The Tico Times by permission of journalism student Paula Umaña; the mentoring program Punto y Aparte; and Semanario Universidad ,…

Therapeutic abortion, part II: paper vs. practice
Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic abortion, part II: paper vs. practice

Paula Umaña - February 22, 2018

Part II of a three-part series published in English at The Tico Times by permission of journalism student Paula Umaña; the mentoring program Punto y Aparte; and…

Costa Rica calls on Venezuela to react to IACHR critique
Human Rights
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Human Rights
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Costa Rica calls on Venezuela to react to IACHR critique

AFP - February 13, 2018

The government of Costa Rica has made  “a vehement call for the reestablishment of the full constitutional order, respect for every person’s human rights, protection of their…

Inter-American Court reviews Fujimori pardon
News
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News
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Inter-American Court reviews Fujimori pardon

AFP - February 2, 2018

Carmen Condor, the sister of Amaro Condor, a victim of repression during the regime of former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), attended a hearing convened by the…

Same-sex marriage issue shifts presidential elections in Costa Rica
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Same-sex marriage issue shifts presidential elections in Costa Rica

Marco Sibaja / AFP - January 31, 2018

Same-sex marriage became a dominant topic at the close of the election season in Costa Rica, where opposition to the issue boosted the presidential chances of an…

Therapeutic abortion: a Costa Rican right ensnared in doubts and fears
Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic abortion: a Costa Rican right ensnared in doubts and fears

Paula Umaña - January 25, 2018

On Nov. 29, 2017, journalism student Paula Umaña published an in-depth feature for the weekly Semanario Universidad as part of Punto y Aparte, a mentoring program for young journalists. The…

VIDEO: Will Costa Rica recognize this same-sex marriage?
Human rights
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Human rights
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VIDEO: Will Costa Rica recognize this same-sex marriage?

Elizabeth Lang - January 22, 2018

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CIDH) ruled Jan. 9 that all member states, including Costa Rica, must recognize same-sex marriage, and endow those unions with the…

Gay marriage postponed in Costa Rica due to legal impediment
Human rights
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Human rights
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Gay marriage postponed in Costa Rica due to legal impediment

AFP - January 20, 2018

A Venezuelan-Costa Rican couple has postponed what would have been the first gay wedding in Costa Rica following a pronouncement from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights…