• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Amnesty Int’l to Nicaragua: ‘Legalize therapeutic abortions’

July 28, 2011

An Amnesty International mission demanded Thursday that the government of Nicaragua legalize therapeutic abortion to prevent cases of maternal death or of women impregnated from rape who are forced to bear children, a representative told the news agency AFP.

Amnesty had also expressed concern over the high levels of sexual violence against women and girls in Nicaragua, as well as abuses committed against human rights activists and attacks on freedom of expression in the country.

An estimated 500 women have died between 2004 and the first quarter of 2011 in Nicaragua because of domestic violence, according to data released by Nicaraguan organizations.

You may be interested

Sloths in Costa Rica: 11 Little Known Facts
Costa Rica wildlife
15415 views
Costa Rica wildlife
15415 views

Sloths in Costa Rica: 11 Little Known Facts

The Tico Times - March 7, 2021

Since they were first described by naturalists in the 1700s, sloths have been misunderstood. Early scientists described the slow-moving beasts…

Surge in young migrant border arrivals poses challenge for United States
Central America
3743 views
Central America
3743 views

Surge in young migrant border arrivals poses challenge for United States

Laura BONILLA / AFP - March 6, 2021

Thousands of minors without papers are arriving at the US border with Mexico, presenting President Joe Biden with a potentially…

Six arrested in Costa Rica with 1.1 metric tons of cocaine
Costa Rica
1437 views
Costa Rica
1437 views

Six arrested in Costa Rica with 1.1 metric tons of cocaine

AFP and The Tico Times - March 6, 2021

Costa Rican authorities seized 1.1 metric tons of cocaine and detained six men — four Colombians and two Costa Ricans…