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Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system

Zach Dyer - November 6, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decree legalizing in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica is going before the Supreme Court without the support of two major government agencies. The…

HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination
Business
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Business
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HIV and AIDS patients in Costa Rica struggle to find work amid discrimination

Zach Dyer - December 1, 2014

Nearly half of all HIV-positive people in Costa Rica are unemployed or not looking for work, according to a recent survey. The results were first published on…

New bill would protect HIV positive employees from workplace discrimination
Health
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Health
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New bill would protect HIV positive employees from workplace discrimination

Zach Dyer - November 4, 2014

As World AIDS Day approaches on Dec. 1, the Legislative Assembly's Human Rights Commission has started debating a bill that would reform Costa Rica's HIV-AIDS law to…

Most Costa Rican police officers don’t believe in equal rights for LGBT community
Crime
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Crime
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Most Costa Rican police officers don’t believe in equal rights for LGBT community

Lindsay Fendt - October 10, 2014

Only a quarter of Costa Rican police officers believe that LGBT people have the same rights under the law as straight Costa Ricans, says a new study. The Center for Research and Promotion of…

Holocaust survivor honored for contributions to Inter-American Court of Human Rights
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Holocaust survivor honored for contributions to Inter-American Court of Human Rights

Zach Dyer - August 22, 2014

Auschwitz survivor and former Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) president Thomas Buerguenthal received an honorary doctorate on Friday in recognition of his leadership in and promotion…

Tensions ease in Salitre indigenous crisis, but the dispute is far from resolved
Crime
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Crime
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Tensions ease in Salitre indigenous crisis, but the dispute is far from resolved

Lindsay Fendt - July 10, 2014

BUENOS AIRES, Puntarenas – As government mediators return to San José and peace slowly returns to the Salitre indigenous reserve in Costa Rica’s southeastern region, the charred…

Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions

Gary L. Lehring - June 5, 2014

For the second time in a month, Citizen Action Party (PAC) members of the Legislative Assembly seem ready to trade away the interests of LGBT Costa Ricans…

Government shakes up prison leadership after torture allegations
Crime
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Crime
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Government shakes up prison leadership after torture allegations

Zach Dyer - June 5, 2014

Justice Minister Cristina Ramírez announced new leadership of Costa Rica's penitentiary police Thursday following a scathing report from the Supreme Court alleging torture in La Reforma prison…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court condemns prisoner torture allegations
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court condemns prisoner torture allegations

The Tico Times - May 29, 2014

Costa Rica’s troubled prisons got dealt another black eye on Wednesday. The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, known as the Sala IV, revealed that over 30…

In landmark vote, Costa Rica Social Security System guarantees same-sex couples same rights as other couples
Health
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Health
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In landmark vote, Costa Rica Social Security System guarantees same-sex couples same rights as other couples

Fabiola Pomareda - May 23, 2014

The Costa Rican Social Security System’s board of directors on Thursday evening unanimously approved reforms that would grant same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples in…

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