Women’s March events planned across Costa Rica Saturday
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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
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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
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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
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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…

New campaign targets sexual harassment in public places
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New campaign targets sexual harassment in public places

L. Arias - August 16, 2016

The government recently launched a campaign aimed at combatting vulgar catcalling and groping in public places. The campaign, dubbed “Actuemos en contra del acoso sexual” (Let’s act against…

Zika: Tragedy or Opportunity?
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Global
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Zika: Tragedy or Opportunity?

Mónica Roa - June 30, 2016

The Zika virus presents a rare global opportunity to effect a meaningful improvement in women’s power to control their reproductive capacity. Zika, a word we had never…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment

L. Arias - March 9, 2016

Over 100 people on Tuesday evening marched along San José's Central Avenue to protest the persistent sexual harassment of women – and sometimes men – in public places, including…

Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year
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Arts and Culture
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Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year

Katherine Stanley - March 8, 2016

It’s been a banner year for Costa Rican women since the last International Women's Day. While a national bank unveiled a pink-themed “women’s bank” with fairytale castle facades,…

The winners and losers of Costa Rica in 2015
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Arts and Culture
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The winners and losers of Costa Rica in 2015

Lindsay Fendt - December 28, 2015

Winners 1. Costa Rican athletes [caption id="attachment_81818" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Javier Soriano/AFP[/caption] Costa Rica may be small, but its athletes held their own on the world stage in…

Domestic violence in Costa Rica on track to surpass 2014
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Crime
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Domestic violence in Costa Rica on track to surpass 2014

L. Arias - December 17, 2015

The number of domestic violence victims treated at public hospitals of the Costa Rican Social Security System, or Caja, is on track to pass last year's total, the Caja…