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Priest accused of sexual abuse arrested trying to leave Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Priest accused of sexual abuse arrested trying to leave Costa Rica

AFP and The Tico Times - March 21, 2019

A Costa Rican Catholic priest accused of sexual abuse of a minor was arrested Thursday as he tried to leave the country by land to Panama, the…

Costa Rican priest arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican priest arrested for alleged sexual abuse of a minor

AFP and The Tico Times - March 1, 2019

A Costa Rican priest was arrested Thursday a day after the Catholic Church had removed him from his parochial office for a complaint of "improper behavior toward…

Vatican expels Costa Rican priest from Catholic Church for alleged abuses
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Vatican expels Costa Rican priest from Catholic Church for alleged abuses

AFP and The Tico Times - February 26, 2019

The Vatican has expelled Costa Rican priest Mauricio Víquez from the clergy, the Metropolitan Archdiocese of San José announced Monday. Víquez has been accused of at least…

Forever and ever, amen: Costa Rica as a Catholic country
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Forever and ever, amen: Costa Rica as a Catholic country

Alvaro Murillo - May 3, 2017

I am one of those baptized Catholics who had their years of intense faith despite the usual sermons and sometimes absurd traditions of the Catholic Church, that…

President Solís, church leaders discuss Cuban migrant crisis
Immigration
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Immigration
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President Solís, church leaders discuss Cuban migrant crisis

Zach Dyer - November 19, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís met with Costa Rican bishops Wednesday as another day passed with no resolution on the Cuban migrant crisis at the Nicaraguan border. Foreign…

Costa Rica’s Catholic Church to take more activist role on environment following Pope’s call to action
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica’s Catholic Church to take more activist role on environment following Pope’s call to action

Zach Dyer - July 24, 2015

Roughly a month after Pope Francis made his appeal for the global community to “urgently” take action to address climate change and other environmental damage, Costa Rica’s…

Costa Rica’s Solís considers reinstating IVF by executive decree
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica’s Solís considers reinstating IVF by executive decree

L. Arias - July 12, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís said on Friday that he is considering the option of signing an executive decree to reinstate in vitro fertilization (IVF) procedures in Costa Rica…

IVF Watch: Inter-American Court of Human Rights demands answers from noncompliant Costa Rica
Health
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Health
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IVF Watch: Inter-American Court of Human Rights demands answers from noncompliant Costa Rica

L. Arias - June 12, 2015

The Inter-American Court of Human Rights (IACHR) has ordered representatives of the Costa Rican government to appear at a hearing regarding the country’s noncompliance with a 2012 court ruling calling for the…

Costa Rica government says it will reinstate in vitro fertilization within 6 months
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica government says it will reinstate in vitro fertilization within 6 months

L. Arias - May 6, 2015

The administration of Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solís says it will comply in the coming months with an international court order to reinstate women's right to in…

Shunned by lawmakers, plaintiffs seeking Costa Rica IVF legalization turn to President Solís for help
Health
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Health
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Shunned by lawmakers, plaintiffs seeking Costa Rica IVF legalization turn to President Solís for help

L. Arias - May 6, 2015

A group representing 27 couples who filed a lawsuit against the Costa Rican government for outlawing in vitro fertilization will present President Luis Guillermo Solís with a…

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