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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…

UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenders
Colombia
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Colombia
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UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenders

Alexander Villegas - December 4, 2018

A UN official called on the Colombian government to step up measures to protect human rights defenders following an upsurge in the number murdered since the signing…

Hivos celebrates 50 years in Costa Rica, Latin America
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Hivos celebrates 50 years in Costa Rica, Latin America

Alissa Grosskopf - August 30, 2018

The development organization Hivos, headquartered in the Netherlands, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – and events marking the milestone in Costa Rica showcased how the…

Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats

AFP - August 6, 2018

The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH) said Sunday it is closing its offices following "alarming" threats to its staff over its high-profile reporting on the violent…

Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network
Human rights
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Human rights
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Costa Rica launches Pride Connection network

The Tico Times - May 22, 2018

As Costa Rica continues to grapple with the disagreements about marriage equality and gender identity that dominated the second round of its recent presidential campaign, a new…

VIDEO: Will Costa Rica recognize this same-sex marriage?
Human rights
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Human rights
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VIDEO: Will Costa Rica recognize this same-sex marriage?

The Tico Times - January 22, 2018

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (CIDH) ruled Jan. 9 that all member states, including Costa Rica, must recognize same-sex marriage, and endow those unions with the…

Gay marriage postponed in Costa Rica due to legal impediment
Human rights
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Human rights
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Gay marriage postponed in Costa Rica due to legal impediment

AFP - January 20, 2018

A Venezuelan-Costa Rican couple has postponed what would have been the first gay wedding in Costa Rica following a pronouncement from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights…

Gay wedding planned in Costa Rica following court ruling for marriage equality
Human rights
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Human rights
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Gay wedding planned in Costa Rica following court ruling for marriage equality

AFP - January 17, 2018

A Venezuelan and a Costa Rican plan to marry in Costa Rica this weekend following last week's Inter-American Human Rights Court ruling in favor of same-sex marriage.…

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