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The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government

“If a woman is a victim of rape or if she has had risky sexual intercourse, she ought to have the option of free access to emergency contraception,” Inamu stated in a press release.

La Tocola: the fictional character who created a media sensation

The Tico Times chats with the creator of the fictional character La Tocola, who has taken the Costa Rican press and social media by storm.

OAS chief urges new approach to failed ‘war on drugs’

In a wide-ranging speech Tuesday at the Inter-American Dialogue in Washington, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza said the 35 OAS member nations no longer see the drug problem as a public safety matter but rather as a public health issue. Authorities also want alternatives to jailing drug addicts, he said.

US Southern Command discusses drug policy with Costa Rica’s Solís

Costa Rica's president and public security chief spoke with the U.S.' top military leader for the region about collaboration opportunities, border police training, humanitarian assistance and human rights.

Advocates of drug policy reform have a new voice in Costa Rica: members of law enforcement

Law Enforcement Against Prohibition's branch in Costa Rica, its first in Central America, will focus on educating the public through public speaking and providing a law enforcement perspective to drug policymakers. “We law enforcement have been the tip of the spear for 50 years, and we have failed in our mission to reduce crime, death, disease and drug use," said LEAP co-founder Howard Wooldridge.

Drug policy in Central America criminalizes poverty, says Costa Rica Public Security Minister

"Anti-drug policies in Central America have not had their desired effect,” Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa said. "I can say that after 20 years experience fighting drug trafficking, ... the cases where white collar criminals are caught, those who never touch the drugs, these cases are scarce.”
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