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Finally some upbeat news for family of Costa Rica’s good Samaritan Gerardo Cruz
Crime
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Crime
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Finally some upbeat news for family of Costa Rica’s good Samaritan Gerardo Cruz

The Tico Times - October 30, 2015

Gerardo Cruz, the 22-year-old Costa Rican man who stood up to a sex aggressor harassing a woman on the street, finally opened his eyes while lying in a…

Lawmaker wants to legalize Uber in Costa Rica after another legal blow to the company
Business
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Business
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Lawmaker wants to legalize Uber in Costa Rica after another legal blow to the company

The Tico Times - September 30, 2015

After another government opinion came down against the ride-hailing service Uber at the end of last week, a lawmaker announced his intention to present a bill to…

Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill
Latin America
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Latin America
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Casa Presidencial presents gay common-law marriage bill

The Tico Times - August 12, 2015

Casa Presidencial presented a bill Wednesday to legalize same-sex common-law marriages in Costa Rica. Supporters of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights celebrated the announcement, even though…

Solís looks to reset relations with Costa Rican media
Media matters
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Media matters
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Solís looks to reset relations with Costa Rican media

The Tico Times - May 7, 2015

Casa Presidencial wrapped up a two-day goodwill offensive Wednesday in its attempt to reestablish credibility with the country’s free speech advocates after several clashes with local media — most…

President Solís sacks technology minister over media ‘gag law’
Media matters
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Media matters
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President Solís sacks technology minister over media ‘gag law’

The Tico Times - April 10, 2015

The fallout from a controversial media reform bill that would have given the government broad powers to punish and even shutter Costa Rican media outlets pushed President…

Government backpedals on media reform bill amid outcry
Business
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Business
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Government backpedals on media reform bill amid outcry

The Tico Times - April 8, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ administration found itself once again playing defense with the media after the Ministry of Science, Technology and Telecommunications (MICITT) released a “draft” version…

Costa Rican lawmakers approve 35 bills in first 6 months of term, but few are substantive
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Costa Rican lawmakers approve 35 bills in first 6 months of term, but few are substantive

Daniel Salazar M. | Ojo al Voto - October 31, 2014

Ever wonder what Costa Rican lawmakers actually accomplish? Here's a look at the first six months of the current Legislative Assembly, a data analysis project aimed at…

Lawmakers vote to curb their own salaries
Legislative Assembly
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Legislative Assembly
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Lawmakers vote to curb their own salaries

L. Arias - June 11, 2014

Beginning in 2015, Costa Rican lawmakers will receive only one pay raise per year – not two – according to reforms approved Tuesday in a first-round debate…