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Supreme Court backs bill to ban sex with minors

The Sala IV ruling will allow Costa Rican lawmakers to hold a second vote on a bill that would outlaw sex with minors.

Following legalization, just 1 clinic signed up to offer IVF

The executive decree reinstating the right to in vitro fertilization (IVF) in Costa Rica went into effect three months ago. But just one private clinic has applied and received authorization to perform the fertility procedure.

Zika: Tragedy or Opportunity?

In these epidemics, a window of opportunity appears for social change on behalf of women’s right to control their reproductive capacity.

UN committee recommends Costa Rica allow abortion in cases of rape

A committee from the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights recommended that Costa Rica should review its legislation on abortion in cases of rape, incest or when fatal fetal impairment exists.

Human rights court backs Costa Rica’s decree on legalizing IVF

Inter-American Court of Human Rights: “It should be understood that IVF is authorized in Costa Rica and it must immediately be allowed by both private and public health services.”

Human rights court admits new IVF complaint against Costa Rica

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights on Friday admitted a new request filed by the lawyer of six couples who sued Costa Rica for banning in vitro fertilization nearly 16 years ago.

Chinese Balloon Spotted Flying Over Costa Rica?

Costa Rica social media has been abuzz with posts and photos of a large white balloon seen flying over the country. The reports started...

Costa Rica Plans to Modify Recreational Marijuana Bill

The Costa Rican government is set to present a substitute text to the recreational marijuana bill after obtaining feedback from different institutions. According to Natalia...

Costa Rica Ice Hockey: Winter Olympic Dreams in the Tropics

It is not widely appreciated or publicized but it is possible to ice skate and play ice hockey in Costa Rica and an ice...

Travel + Leisure Names Costa Rica among Best Scuba Diving Destinations in the World

According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Costa Rica has one of the best places in the world to practice diving: Cocos Island."Costa Rica's Cocos...
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