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Trial of pizzeria owner, Costa Rican doctors begins in organ trafficking case
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Trial of pizzeria owner, Costa Rican doctors begins in organ trafficking case

AFP - September 12, 2017

A trial of four Costa Rican doctors and a Greek pizzeria owner accused of running an illegal organ trafficking ring in Costa Rica began on Monday in San José.…

No shirt, no shoes, no hospital visiting privileges, says Costa Rican Supreme Court 
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No shirt, no shoes, no hospital visiting privileges, says Costa Rican Supreme Court 

The Tico Times - March 4, 2016

Walk down the street in any Costa Rican city and there will be some, well, interesting fashion choices. But it’s not the Navajo print leggings, tube tops…

Costa Rica prosecutors charge 5 members of alleged organ trafficking ring
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica prosecutors charge 5 members of alleged organ trafficking ring

The Tico Times - February 9, 2016

More than two years after police made the first arrests in an international organ trafficking case, Costa Rica’s Prosecutor’s Office announced Monday that five people will go on…

Charity auction seeks to help Costa Rican kids
Art Walks
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Art Walks
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Charity auction seeks to help Costa Rican kids

Amanda Zúñiga - October 16, 2015

Art and social work join forces tonight as Man Yu Fung and other renowned artists unite with the Costa Rican Heart Foundation, the United for Childhood Foundation…

Citizen groups want street harassment criminalized in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Citizen groups want street harassment criminalized in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 15, 2015

Women’s rights group Colectivo Acción Respeto Costa Rica and other organizations launched an initiative Tuesday to draft and submit a bill for criminalizing catcalls and other forms of sexual…

Fifth of Costa Rica sextuplets dies following surgery
Health
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Health
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Fifth of Costa Rica sextuplets dies following surgery

The Tico Times - October 11, 2015

Gabriel González, the youngest of Costa Rica’s first set of sextuplets, who were born prematurely in May, died Saturday night in San José’s Hospital de la Mujer.…

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

The Tico Times - October 9, 2015

The 22-year-old father who was stabbed after he publicly shamed a video voyeur on social media is out of surgery and no longer requires life support, his mother…

West Side (Birth) Story: Isla arrives at CIMA
Health
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Health
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West Side (Birth) Story: Isla arrives at CIMA

Gabriela Díaz Musmanni - August 15, 2015

In honor of Mother's Day and in hopes of providing useful information to moms and families, The Tico Times is proud to share the first-person accounts of…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

Caja to offer emergency care only on Holy Thursday, Friday
Caja
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Caja
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Caja to offer emergency care only on Holy Thursday, Friday

L. Arias - March 26, 2015

Health and financial services at all 74 facilities of Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, will operate normally from March 30 to April 1, the first…