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President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’
Costa Rica
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President Solís: ‘If you want to get through a border, you’ll be able to sooner or later’

Michael Krumholtz - January 13, 2017

On the very front of Luís Guillermo Solís' desk in his Casa Presidencial office, there's a small but telling ode to U.S. politics. Perched on the desk…

Costa Rica’s police force plans to add 1,000 officers
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s police force plans to add 1,000 officers

Michael Krumholtz - January 10, 2017

The Costa Rican government plans to take more than $80 million dollars (₡45 billion) from the revenues that would be generated by a new tax law to increase…

Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides
Business
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Business
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Taxi drivers throw eggs as Uber Costa Rica offers free rides

Zach Dyer - February 1, 2016

After taxi drivers failed Sunday to convince the Costa Rican government to block Uber, they took to the streets Monday morning, blocking traffic in several parts of the…

Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system

Zach Dyer - November 6, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decree legalizing in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica is going before the Supreme Court without the support of two major government agencies. The…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court throws out constitutional challenges to IVF decree
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court throws out constitutional challenges to IVF decree

Zach Dyer - October 17, 2015

In the latest curve of Costa Rica’s roller coaster process to legalize in vitro fertilization, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court has thrown out several challenges…

Costa Rica now will accept Syrian refugees after president reverses course
Global
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Global
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Costa Rica now will accept Syrian refugees after president reverses course

Zach Dyer - September 23, 2015

In a presidential flip-flop, Casa Presidencial announced Tuesday that Costa Rica will begin accepting refugee applications from Syrians fleeing a brutal and horrific war back home. The statement,…

Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue
Health
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Health
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Costa Rican health minister: Auto accidents are a public health issue

Zach Dyer - August 4, 2015

Costa Rica’s health minister called auto accidents a public health priority on Monday during the presentation of the country’s new National Health Plan. Health Minister Dr. Fernando Llorca’s…

Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination
Gay rights
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Gay rights
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Costa Rica to punish public workers for LGBT discrimination

Zach Dyer - May 17, 2015

Days before Costa Rica celebrated the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia on May 17, Vice President Ana Helena Chacón announced an executive order that would punish…

Casa Presidencial announces all public events will have sign language interpretation
Good signs
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Good signs
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Casa Presidencial announces all public events will have sign language interpretation

Zach Dyer - May 20, 2014

She says a lot but you’ve probably never heard a word out of her mouth. Estefanía Carvajal, a Costa Rican sign language interpreter, was a common sight…

Social conservative lawmakers incensed over LGBT flag at Casa Presidencial
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Social conservative lawmakers incensed over LGBT flag at Casa Presidencial

Zach Dyer - May 16, 2014

Social Conservative lawmakers lashed out at President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decision to fly the rainbow flag of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender movement Friday, saying that…

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