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

How to support Costa Rican businesses and communities during the coronavirus crisis
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How to support Costa Rican businesses and communities during the coronavirus crisis

The Tico Times - April 29, 2020

While the new coronavirus hasn’t yet caused a health crisis in Costa Rica, the pandemic has had widespread repercussions for the country’s economy.  More than 550,000 Costa…

Costa Rica-based IRCA Casabierta provides resources for LGBTQ refugees
Costa Rica
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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…

Osa Conservation to celebrate Álvaro Day, honoring father of Costa Rica’s national parks
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Osa Conservation to celebrate Álvaro Day, honoring father of Costa Rica’s national parks

The Tico Times - February 12, 2020

On Feb. 15, Osa Conservation will host the second annual Álvaro Day, honoring the legacy of one of Costa Rica's most influential environmental figures. The event will…

Costa Rica hosting Math + X symposium with renowned researchers
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Costa Rica hosting Math + X symposium with renowned researchers

The Tico Times - January 28, 2020

Costa Rica will welcome some of the world's top scientific minds when it hosts Math + X, a symposium organized by Rice University, this week. The three-day…

Operation Rich Coast holding ‘CleanUp for the Oceans’ this weekend
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Operation Rich Coast holding ‘CleanUp for the Oceans’ this weekend

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 10, 2020

Operation Rich Coast, a grassroots project focused on beach and ocean cleanliness, is hosting its third annual beach cleanup across Costa Rica. Saturday morning's "National Cleanup for…