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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.
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