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Public Works and Transport Minister Carlos Villalta resigns his post amid domestic violence complaint

President Luis Guillermo Solís also reported that MOPT Vice Minister Guiselle Alfaro had also handed him her resignation earlier on Monday, arguing personal reasons.

PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment

Over 100 people on Tuesday evening marched along San José's Central Avenue to protest the persistent sexual harassment of women – and sometimes men – in public places, including streets, sidewalks, parks and the workplace.

Domestic violence in Costa Rica on track to surpass 2014

Domestic violence often spikes in December, when families tend to spend more time together at home, drink more liquor and spend more money.

PHOTOS: Thousands march to speak out against violence targeting women (and men)

Demonstrators carried signs proclaiming, “Si te agrede no te quiere,” (“If he attacks you, he doesn’t love you”) and our personal favorite, “No soy su reina, cabrón” (“I’m not your queen, asshole”).

Report: Prison overcrowding, human trafficking are Costa Rica’s top human rights issues

Harsh prison conditions, domestic abuse, and human trafficking were among the top concerns the United States State Department’s 2013 Human Rights Practices report found in Costa Rica.

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