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Costa Rica will host RightsCon 2020
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will host RightsCon 2020

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 17, 2019

Costa Rica will host the 2020 convention of RightsCon, which calls itself "the world's leading event on human rights in the digital age." The announcement was made…

Nicaragua expels international human rights missions
Central America
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Central America
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Nicaragua expels international human rights missions

Julia Rios / AFP - December 20, 2018

The government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega expelled two expert missions from the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Wednesday, accusing them of meddling and bias in evaluating…

UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenders
Colombia
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Colombia
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UN rapporteur slams killings of Colombian rights defenders

The Tico Times - December 4, 2018

A UN official called on the Colombian government to step up measures to protect human rights defenders following an upsurge in the number murdered since the signing…

Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Human rights defender Alvaro Leiva: ‘There is a permanent darkness in Nicaragua’

The Tico Times - October 19, 2018

When Alvaro Leiva took the stage at a recent fundraiser for Nicaraguan refugees and immigrants in Costa Rica, all eyes were on the short man in the…

Hivos celebrates 50 years in Costa Rica, Latin America
Changemakers
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Changemakers
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Hivos celebrates 50 years in Costa Rica, Latin America

Alissa Grosskopf - August 30, 2018

The development organization Hivos, headquartered in the Netherlands, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year – and events marking the milestone in Costa Rica showcased how the…

Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats
Daniel Ortega
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Daniel Ortega
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Nicaraguan human rights group closes office after ‘alarming’ threats

AFP - August 6, 2018

The Nicaraguan Association for Human Rights (ANPDH) said Sunday it is closing its offices following "alarming" threats to its staff over its high-profile reporting on the violent…

Inside Costa Rica’s Pride
Costa Rica Pride
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Costa Rica Pride
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Inside Costa Rica’s Pride

The Tico Times - July 10, 2018

To clearly understand the significance of last week's Pride March in Costa Rica, we must go back to January, the month in which the pride on display last Sunday…

PHOTOS: Pride March in Costa Rica
Costa Rica Pride
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Costa Rica Pride
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PHOTOS: Pride March in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - July 2, 2018

Costa Ricans celebrated Pride Month with a Pride March on July 1. A sea of rainbow colors, signs and national flags spanned from Paseo Colón to the…

Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group
Nicaragua
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Nicaragua
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Nicaragua clashes leave eight dead including baby: rights group

AFP - June 25, 2018

MANAGUA, Nicaragua – At least eight people including a baby were killed Saturday when pro-government forces clashed with opponents in Nicaragua, according to a rights group. Seven…

Children in cages: this feels like defeat
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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Children in cages: this feels like defeat

Alvaro Murillo - June 20, 2018

I don’t know how I would feel if I weren’t a father. However, I am, and there are very few times that I’ve felt as sad as…