Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
The continental court has had only five women among its judges in 40 years of existence.
Carlos Alvarado will announce in the coming days who will assume the positions of chancellor and vice chancellor.
Costa Rican judge Elizabeth Odio Benito elected President of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights has elected Elizabeth Odio Benito, a Costa Rican, as its new president.
The deadliest clashes occurred Friday in the central city of Cochabamba, where nine people were killed in a confrontation between Morales backers and the security forces.
Major legislative victories were largely absent from this extraordinary session, the month-long period when the executive branch sets the Assembly’s agenda, but Casa Presidencial spun it as a success. According to a statement from Casa Presidencial, 36 of its 77 bills “advanced” and five reached the plenary for debate.
Organizers of Saturday’s march said they hope to send a message to outside investors that the 373,000 people estimated to be affected by the mega-project will not roll over without a fight.
Residents of Siquirres and their supporters say the government of Costa Rica is violating the communities’ right to access clean water by not properly handling the contamination problem, and not forcing pineapple growers to accept their share of responsibility.