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Students declare ‘state of emergency’ due to sexual harassment at Costa Rican universities

Students reported an alarming increase in cases of sexual harassment at institutions of higher education.

Why Now: Oscar Arias accusers explain why they waited to come forward       

Each woman has answered a question that often circles around survivors who come forward with an alleged assault years after it occurred: “Why now?”

The Tico Times and #MeToo in Costa Rica

The #MeToo movement came to Costa Rica last week and it came in one of the biggest ways possible.

Arias and second Costa Rican politician reportedly accused of additional sexual crimes

Costa Rica's sudden introduction to the #MeToo movement is not showing signs of slowing down.

Óscar Arias visits prosecutor’s office, declines specific comments on allegations

Arias briefly spoke to assembled media but declined to comment specifically on the two criminal complaints that were filed in Costa Rica's judicial system last week.

Former Miss Costa Rica files second sexual abuse claim against Óscar Arias

A second woman filed a criminal complaint for sexual abuse against former Costa Rican president and Nobel Peace laureate Óscar Arias, local press said on Friday.

Former Tico Times publisher recalls Daly’s account of Arias misconduct

Emma Daly was a reporter with The Tico Times in 1990 when she alleges Óscar Arias, then serving his first term as Costa Rica’s president, groped her.

‘He was always respectful until he wasn’t’: Woman accuses Oscar Arias of workplace harassment

In an interview with The Tico Times, another woman accused former Costa Rican president and Nobel Laureate Óscar Arias Sánchez of sexual harassment.

Two more women accuse Óscar Arias of sexual misconduct, per reports

Following Tuesday's reports that former Costa Rican president Óscar Arias had allegedly sexually assaulted an activist in 2014, two other women have come forward with similar stories.

Who is Óscar Arias?

Arias is among Central America's most powerful political figures, not only for his terms as president in Costa Rica but also for his work promoting peace in the region. He was accused of sexual assault Monday.
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