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Picture of the Day: Midnight wedding welcomes age of marriage equality in Costa Rica
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Picture of the Day: Midnight wedding welcomes age of marriage equality in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 26, 2020

Moments after Costa Rica recognized marriage equality, Daritza Araya Arguedas, 24, and Alexandra Quirós Castillo, 29, became the first same-sex couple to marry in the Central American…

‘Costa Rica recognizes the rights you always deserved’: President Alvarado’s message on marriage equality
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Costa Rica
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‘Costa Rica recognizes the rights you always deserved’: President Alvarado’s message on marriage equality

The Tico Times - May 26, 2020

Costa Rica now recognizes marriage equality after a modification to the country's Family Code on Tuesday. President Carlos Alvarado, who during his 2018 campaign promised Costa Rica…

Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica becomes first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 26, 2020

Costa Rica has become the first Central American country to legalize same-sex marriage. Thousands of people watched a nationally televised celebration as Costa Rica took a historic…

Costa Rica hours away from legalizing same-sex marriage
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica hours away from legalizing same-sex marriage

AFP and The Tico Times - May 25, 2020

Same-sex couples in Costa Rica will be able to marry as of May 26, when a judicial provision that authorizes these marriages enters into force. A 2018…

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