John Ross and the responsibility of being a ‘rebel reporter’
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John Ross and the responsibility of being a ‘rebel reporter’

David Boddiger - December 18, 2015

Anyone who’s done a lot of journalism work in Latin America in the past 30 years has likely bumped into the late John Ross at some point.…

PHOTOS: A look at maximum security in Costa Rica’s La Reforma Prison
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PHOTOS: A look at maximum security in Costa Rica’s La Reforma Prison

Álvaro Sánchez - November 4, 2015

See also: PHOTOS: Faces from La Reforma prison LA REFORMA PRISON, Alajuela – Their reality is confined to a 4x4-meter cell of cement and iron, where only a…

Mexico police, protesters clash ahead of grim anniversary of 43 missing students
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Mexico police, protesters clash ahead of grim anniversary of 43 missing students

AFP - September 22, 2015

TIXTLA DE GUERRERO, Mexico – Protesters demanding justice for 43 missing students and their families clashed with police and torched a truck in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero on…

Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin
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Duh: DEA finally admits marijuana is safer than heroin

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - August 6, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It's official: the U.S. government's top drug cop has acknowledged that marijuana is less dangerous than heroin. At a meeting with reporters this week…

No free dental checkups for self-employed workers who owe the Caja, Sala IV rules
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Caja
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No free dental checkups for self-employed workers who owe the Caja, Sala IV rules

L. Arias - July 9, 2014

Public hospitals in Costa Rica can refuse non-emergency care for self-employed workers who are behind in payments to the Social Security System, or Caja, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV,…

VIDEO: Costa Rica prison inmates showcase artistic skills at 3-day festival
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Costa Rica prison inmates showcase artistic skills at 3-day festival

Robert Isenberg - June 24, 2014

At first it looked like any other concert: Four men danced in front of microphones, backed up by diverse musicians. They sang and flashed smiles. The audience…

Attorney general out in May, says Guatemala court
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Attorney general out in May, says Guatemala court

Benjamin Reeves - March 11, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemala’s highest court ruled last Friday that Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz will be out of office in May, half a year before…

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Guatemala Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz battles to serve out her term

Benjamin Reeves - February 23, 2014

[caption id="attachment_29148" align="alignright" width="225"] Benjamin Reeves/The Tico Times[/caption] GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan Attorney General Claudia Paz y Paz has been praised internationally as an advocate for human…