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Police arrest suspected killers of Gerardo Cruz

In an ugly twist to the story of a young man hailed as a defender of women, police say he was killed by a jilted lover.

Video shows suspected killers of Gerardo Cruz, who confronted man filming up skirt

Judicial Investigation Police on Wednesday released a video of two men suspected of killing Gerardo Cruz Barquero, the 22-year-old man who in October became famous for posting a video to his Facebook page of himself confronting a man who had been trying to film up a woman’s skirt with a smartphone camera.

Costa Rica’s 2015 social media sensations

Narco Paloma, Gerardo Cruz and Katy Perry's Lizano tweet: Among Costa Rica's top five social media sensations of 2015.

Mourners pay last respects to Gerardo Cruz, 22-year-old who exposed street harassment

Mourners gathered Friday evening and Saturday morning to pay their last respects to Gerardo Cruz, the 22-year-old Costa Rican man who became a national hero for his stance against street harassment of women.

Street harassment critic Gerardo Cruz dies

Gerardo Cruz, the young Costa Rican man who became a national hero for boldly calling out street harassment of women, died at Calderón Guardia hospital Thursday.

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

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 hospital bed more than three weeks after he was stabbed, local media reported this week.

Costa Rica protesters march against street harassment

More than 100 people marched in the Costa Rican capital San José on Sunday to protest against sexual harassment in public places, or street harassment. They also marched in solidarity with the family of Gerardo Cruz, who was stabbed shortly after publicly denouncing a perpetrator of street harassment.

Citizen groups want street harassment criminalized in Costa Rica

Women’s rights groups in Costa Rica on Tuesday disclosed the details of a citizens' initiative aimed to draft and submit to the Legislative Assembly a bill for criminalizing street sexual harassment.

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

“The operation was a success, his heart is working on its own, bit by bit,” Cruz's mother Ana Barquero told the daily La Nación.

Outraged citizens protest in Costa Rica in support of stabbed good Samaritan

“Hang in there Gerardo,” “Stop Macho Violence,” and “Thank you Gerardo!” are some of the messages posted on a wall outside Calderón Guardia Hospital in support of Gerardo Cruz Barquero. The 22-year-old Cruz was brutally stabbed Wednesday night just days after a video of him confronting another man trying to take video up a female pedestrian's skirt went viral.

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