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Costa Rica priests to forgive abortion

Gillian Gillers - February 13, 2009

Starting next week, it will be easier for women who have had abortions to seek forgiveness from the Catholic Church. From Feb. 25 to April 19, one…

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Experts: Las Crucitas Logging Bad for Birds

Leland Baxter-Neal - October 31, 2008

At the center of the growing conflict over a planned open-pit gold mine on Costa Rica’s northern border is the great green macaw. This emerald parrot is…

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One Mother’s Day gift: no traffic restrictions

Leland Baxter-Neal - August 15, 2008

In honor of soccer moms, business moms and last-minute Mother´s Day shoppers, the government has decided to suspend the usual vehicle restrictions today on this national holiday.…

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New Challenge Issued To Abortion Ban

Nica Times - July 25, 2008

The Strategic Group for the Depenalization of Therapeutic Abortion last week filed the first in a new series of motions of unconstitutionality before the Supreme Court to…

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Driving restrictions Now last for 13 Hours

The Tico Times - July 11, 2008

Starting Thursday, San José driving restrictions moved to 13-hour periods, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., a switch from a proposed 24-hour ban. The Public Works and…

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‘Marianita’ Case Revives Abortion Debate

Tim Rogers - July 4, 2008

MANAGUA – The shocking case of a pre-adolescent rape victim having to undergo an “illegal therapeutic abortion” last week has revived the debate on Nicaragua’s draconian ban…

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Driving restrictions move to 13-hour periods

Fabián Borges - July 4, 2008

Starting today, San José driving restrictions will be in effect for 13-hour periods, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., a switch from the proposed 24-hour ban that…

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San José driving restrictions to go all day

Leslie Friday - July 4, 2008

Driving restrictions will switch to 24-hour periods, possibly within the coming week, according to one government official. Public Works and Transport Vice Minister Viviana Martin said Wednesday…

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Driving Restrictions Take Effect This Week

Leslie Friday - June 27, 2008

New driving restrictions went into effect this week that will keep certain motorists from driving at peak hours in central San José. Drivers of oversized vehicles will…

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Activists Mobilize Against Abortion Ban

Sam Jacoby - October 5, 2007

MANAGUA – As nervous police officers looked on, dozens of abortion-rights activists shut down the entrance to the nation’s Supreme Court last Friday in a heated protest…

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