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Costa Rica protesters march against street harassment

More than 100 people marched in the Costa Rican capital San José on Sunday to protest against sexual harassment in public places, or street harassment. They also marched in solidarity with the family of Gerardo Cruz, who was stabbed shortly after publicly denouncing a perpetrator of street harassment.

Citizen groups want street harassment criminalized in Costa Rica

Women’s rights groups in Costa Rica on Tuesday disclosed the details of a citizens' initiative aimed to draft and submit to the Legislative Assembly a bill for criminalizing street sexual harassment.

Gerardo Cruz off life-support, recovering after heart surgery, mother tells Costa Rica media

“The operation was a success, his heart is working on its own, bit by bit,” Cruz's mother Ana Barquero told the daily La Nación.

Outraged citizens protest in Costa Rica in support of stabbed good Samaritan

“Hang in there Gerardo,” “Stop Macho Violence,” and “Thank you Gerardo!” are some of the messages posted on a wall outside Calderón Guardia Hospital in support of Gerardo Cruz Barquero. The 22-year-old Cruz was brutally stabbed Wednesday night just days after a video of him confronting another man trying to take video up a female pedestrian's skirt went viral.

Good Samaritan in Costa Rica brutally stabbed after posting viral video of sex aggressor

The young Costa Rican man that filmed a video of an older man apparently harassing a young woman in the streets was stabbed Thursday night south of the capital in San Sebastián, authorities say.

Costa Rica Asks for Financial Help to Deal with Wave of Migration

Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves asked Wednesday at the Davos forum for financial support so that the country can continue to be "just as...

A Costa Rica Expat’s View on Driving in Costa Rica

Are you tired of driving on smooth, well-maintained roads with clear signage and courteous drivers? Are you looking for a truly thrilling driving experience?...

Travel + Leisure Names Costa Rica among Best Scuba Diving Destinations in the World

According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Costa Rica has one of the best places in the world to practice diving: Cocos Island."Costa Rica's Cocos...

Costa Rica Wildlife – Meet the Jabiru Stork

There are few big birds in Costa Rica. Great curassows and black guans are hefty. Great blue herons and great egrets are tall. Nobody...