Why these Costa Rican women dressed as characters from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to vote today
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Why these Costa Rican women dressed as characters from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to vote today

Katherine Stanley - February 4, 2018

A group of Costa Rican women made headlines when they stepped out to vote in today's presidential and legislative elections dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale,"…

Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 30, 2018

Some of my favorite New Year´s words of advice from my Tica mother are, “Begin the new year traveling so that the following twelve months will be…

Tico Times Women of the Year: leaders who inspired us in 2017
women's rights
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women's rights
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Tico Times Women of the Year: leaders who inspired us in 2017

The Tico Times - December 27, 2017

This year, The Tico Times was proud to meet women who are changing the world - or at least their corner of it - through hard work…

Costa Rica launches plan to curb violence against women
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica launches plan to curb violence against women

L. Arias - June 27, 2017

Days after a man caught on camera beating a woman in the street in San José was ordered to pay a fine of only $78, the National…

Women: Do we want to stay alive?
Contexto
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Contexto
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Women: Do we want to stay alive?

Lucía Vargas - April 12, 2017

A month ago the country was submerged in a celebration that expands throughout the world: International Women's Day. As expected, there was praise and supporting words for…

Women leaders who’ve inspired us this year – and their secret powers
International Women's Day
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International Women's Day
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Women leaders who’ve inspired us this year – and their secret powers

Elizabeth Lang - March 8, 2017

Today is International Women’s Day, a day on which we call for respect for women's rights and celebrate women’s continual efforts to improve our world. At a…

Women’s March events planned across Costa Rica Saturday
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Women’s March events planned across Costa Rica Saturday

Michael Krumholtz - January 19, 2017

Demonstrators in Costa Rica will follow in the footsteps of those in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, with Women's March rallies and watch parties happening at various points…

Cynthia Castro: the Costa Rican psychologist fighting for global gender equality
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cynthia Castro: the Costa Rican psychologist fighting for global gender equality

Elizabeth Lang - January 16, 2017

Throughout history, gender inequality has been an elusive dream for many societies. Cynthia Castro, 31, is an empowered Costa Rica woman who has devoted herself to fighting against…

Costa Rican lawmakers approve bill to ban sex with minors
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican lawmakers approve bill to ban sex with minors

L. Arias - October 26, 2016

The Legislative Assembly has approved Bill #19,337, which establishes prison sentences for adults convicted of having sex with a minor. A majority of 43 lawmakers voted in…

Supreme Court backs bill to ban sex with minors
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Supreme Court backs bill to ban sex with minors

L. Arias - October 14, 2016

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, has upheld the wording of a bill that establishes prison sentences for adults convicted of having sex…