• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Domestic violence in Costa Rica on track to surpass 2014

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 reported this week.

Caja staff treated 312 victims of abuse during the first nine months of this year, 60 percent of them women. So far this year, the highest number of abuse cases was reported in September, 50, but officials warned that domestic violence often spikes during the year-end holidays.

Lorna Gámez, who coordinates the Caja’s gender equity program, said families tend to spend more time together at home during the holidays, drink more liquor and spend more money — elements that can contribute to increased family conflicts.

Domestic violence also surges during football games, according to the National Women’s Institute.

You may be interested

After 5 months and 3 friendlies, UAE fires coach Pinto
Jorge Luis Pinto
4465 views
Jorge Luis Pinto
4465 views

After 5 months and 3 friendlies, UAE fires coach Pinto

AFP and The Tico Times - November 30, 2020

The United Arab Emirates on Monday dismissed Colombian Jorge Luis Pinto as coach, five months after his appointment and before…

Dental implant surgery in Costa Rica
Dental Tourism
2374 views
Dental Tourism
2374 views

Dental implant surgery in Costa Rica

Patrick Goodness / Goodness Dental - November 30, 2020

With today’s state-of-the-art technology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in Costa Rica now offer computerized surgical planning, custom prosthesis design, and…

Coast Guard rescues eight U.S. citizens from stranded boat
Costa Rica
253 views
Costa Rica
253 views

Coast Guard rescues eight U.S. citizens from stranded boat

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 30, 2020

The Coast Guard prevented a tour boat with 10 occupants from colliding with rocks in Costa Rica’s North Pacific, authorities…