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Costa Rican lawmakers approve bill to ban sex with minors

The new law sets prison times up to six years and also bans marriage between people under 18 and between an adult and a minor.

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.”
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Criminals Target Costa Rica’s Valuable Timber, Fueling Deforestation Crisis

Costa Rican authorities issued a warning about the serious threat the country’s forests are facing. Alejandro Alpízar, the Environmental Prosecutor, has highlighted the alarming...

Brace for Impact: Costa Rica’s Electricity Rates to Soar by Up to 26.6%

Electricity rates will increase in the country by between 15% and 20%, as confirmed by the Public Services Regulatory Authority (ARESEP) on Monday. The...

Amateur Footballer Joins Uruguay Squad for Costa Rica Game

An amateur league forward was called up to join a Uruguay squad composed of local football players to play a friendly match against Costa...