Lawmakers pass ‘Coastal Urban Zone’ bill that will protect maritime zone residents from eviction
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Lawmakers pass ‘Coastal Urban Zone’ bill that will protect maritime zone residents from eviction

L. Arias - March 7, 2014

Of 47 lawmakers present in the Legislative Assembly on Thursday, 42 voted in favor of a bill that will allow thousands of coastal residents in the maritime zone…

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Debate over maritime zoning legislation heats up

Fabiola Pomareda - March 2, 2014

[caption id="attachment_29739" align="alignright" width="300"] (Courtesy Frente Nacional de Comunidades Costeras)[/caption] Second in a series. Read the first story here. For years along Costa Rica’s azure coasts, thousands…

Ombudsman’s Office orders investigation of anti-riot police behavior during coastal protest
Crime
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Crime
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Ombudsman’s Office orders investigation of anti-riot police behavior during coastal protest

Fabiola Pomareda - March 1, 2014

First in a series. Read the second story here. A peaceful protest over land rights in Costa Rica’s maritime zone sparked a violent backlash from police on…