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Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica is days away after motion to delay is defeated
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica is days away after motion to delay is defeated

The Tico Times - May 20, 2020

Same-sex marriage in Costa Rica will be legal on May 26. The Legislative Assembly on Tuesday rejected a motion that asked for same-sex marriage to remain forbidden…

Same-sex marriage will be legal in Costa Rica on May 26. Some legislators hope to delay it
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Same-sex marriage will be legal in Costa Rica on May 26. Some legislators hope to delay it

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 13, 2020

In the midst of a world that has been focused on containing a pandemic, Costa Rica rapidly approaches a historic milestone. On May 26, same-sex couples can…

Costa Rica-based IRCA Casabierta provides resources for LGBTQ refugees
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica-based IRCA Casabierta provides resources for LGBTQ refugees

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 15, 2020

Eight years after he fled to Costa Rica, Dennis Castillo sometimes finds himself happily surprised to see same-sex couples holding hands in public. A Honduran refugee and…

Some progress, and a complicated legacy, 10 months after Sergio Rojas’s murder
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Some progress, and a complicated legacy, 10 months after Sergio Rojas’s murder

John McPhaul - January 18, 2020

Ten months after the murder of Bribrí indigenous leader Sergio Rojas, Costa Rican authorities appear to be making progress in the investigation, recently releasing a composite sketch…

Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica
Citizens rights
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Citizens rights
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Therapeutic abortion regulation unleashes political storm in Costa Rica

Marco Sibaja / AFP and The Tico Times - October 24, 2019

The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado pledged to approve in the coming weeks a rule that guarantees access to therapeutic abortions in the case of risk…

IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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IACHR mission visits Costa Rica to evaluate protections for indigenous communities

AFP and The Tico Times - May 21, 2019

Representatives of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) began on Monday a visit to Costa Rica to supervise protection measures for two indigenous peoples, following the…

Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive
Human rights
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Human rights
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Bribrí women commemorate Sergio Rojas and vow to keep his fight alive

Alexander Villegas - March 24, 2019

About 30 indigenous leaders, friends and family of Sergio Rojas gathered in the indigenous Bribrí community of Shiroles, about 20 km west of Puerto Viejo, to commemorate…

Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica issues invitation to Commission on Human Rights following murder of Bribrí leader

AFP and The Tico Times - March 23, 2019

Costa Rica on Friday invited the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to visit indigenous territories in the country’s southern zone after the murder of a leader…

An afternoon with Frida Cartas
Costa Rica Pride
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Costa Rica Pride
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An afternoon with Frida Cartas

William Foxton - February 18, 2019

“I didn’t come out of any closet; I came out of my mother’s uterus!” Frida Cartas is the LGBTQ community’s best-kept secret. Writer, trans activist, essayist, columnist…

Government signs decrees improving LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Pride
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Costa Rica Pride
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Government signs decrees improving LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 21, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado announced Friday new legislation to improve LGBTQ rights in Costa Rica. The President said via his Twitter that "we are building a more just…