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Too many cats at the Legislative Assembly, says Costa Rica lawmaker
Congressional Cats
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Congressional Cats
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Too many cats at the Legislative Assembly, says Costa Rica lawmaker

Zach Dyer - January 19, 2015

The number of street cats living near the Legislative Assembly in downtown San José is out of control, says one Costa Rican lawmaker. Citizen Action Party (PAC)…

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…

No clear path forward, opposition lawmakers lament after Solís’ 100-day report
Business
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Business
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No clear path forward, opposition lawmakers lament after Solís’ 100-day report

Zach Dyer - September 2, 2014

Opposition lawmakers expressed a mix of outrage and approval Monday afternoon at the 100-day report presented by President Luis Guillermo Solís last week. Many lawmakers who opined about the president’s report…

The plight of the Costa Rican manatee
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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The plight of the Costa Rican manatee

Lindsay Fendt - July 21, 2014

LIMÓN – In his home in the tiny barrio of Limoncito, a few miles away from Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast, 8-year-old Aldeir Cortés is staring through a…

Naming a new ombudsman could take weeks, Costa Rica Assembly president says
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Naming a new ombudsman could take weeks, Costa Rica Assembly president says

L. Arias - July 8, 2014

Legislative Assembly President Henry Mora on Monday evening asked the legislative appointments commission to immediately start the process of selecting candidates for ombudsman following the resignation Monday of…

With dog fights banned, animal rights activists shift focus to bullfights and animal mistreatment
Animal cruelty
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Animal cruelty
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With dog fights banned, animal rights activists shift focus to bullfights and animal mistreatment

Lindsay Fendt - June 12, 2014

With its publication in the official government newspaper La Gaceta, Costa Rica's dog-fighting ban went into effect last week. The new law clarifies dog fighting as a…

Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Hopscotching down the aisle: 2 steps forward and 1 shove to the right on same-sex civil unions

Gary L. Lehring - June 5, 2014

For the second time in a month, Citizen Action Party (PAC) members of the Legislative Assembly seem ready to trade away the interests of LGBT Costa Ricans…

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