• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Tattoed Man Wins Discrimination Case

April 22, 2005

THE Constitutional Chamber of theSupreme Court (Sala IV) has ruled thatMall Internacional, in Alajuela northwestof San José, discriminated against a tattooedand pierced man by blocking hisentrance to the shopping center.Fulton Arias, a 26-year-old designer,filed a lawsuit against Mall Internacionalin January 2004 after security officersdenied him entrance to the building ontwo occasions because of a new mall policy(TT, March 5, 2004).The lawyer representing MallInternacional, Armando Céspedes, told thepress the mall reserved the right as a privateenterprise to enforce dress codesbecause people with “excessive body language”had previously caused problems.Mall Internacional may have to paydamages to Arias, although details of theApril 6 ruling are not yet known becausethe court has not released the final document.“I believe it is important that peoplelearn, not to fight, but to defend themselves,”Arias told the daily La Nación.

You may be interested

5 Things You Might Not Know About Patacones in Costa Rica
Cooking
11678 views
Cooking
11678 views

5 Things You Might Not Know About Patacones in Costa Rica

Jack Donnelly - April 18, 2021

Take a hard green plantain (plátano), cut it crosswise into rounds, fry them in oil, mash them flat, and fry…

How Does Coffee Pulp Help Costa Rica Reforestation?
Coffee
7 views
Coffee
7 views

How Does Coffee Pulp Help Costa Rica Reforestation?

STEVEN HODEL - April 18, 2021

While the ever growing demands of society continue to encourage the destruction of tropical forests, like in Costa Rica, there…

Slothy Sunday: Visit Costa Rica’s sloths on Earth Day!
Environment and Wildlife
7 views
Environment and Wildlife
7 views

Slothy Sunday: Visit Costa Rica’s sloths on Earth Day!

Mariana Diaz / Toucan Rescue Ranch - April 18, 2021

Happy Earth Week, everyone! As you may or may not know, Earth Day is an annual event on April 22…