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Obama hails US Supreme Court health care ruling as win for ‘hard-working’ citizens
Global
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Global
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Obama hails US Supreme Court health care ruling as win for ‘hard-working’ citizens

AFP - June 25, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday hailed the Supreme Court's decision to uphold his legacy-gilding health care law, casting it as a win for ordinary U.S.…

Solís looks to reset relations with Costa Rican media
Media matters
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Media matters
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Solís looks to reset relations with Costa Rican media

The Tico Times - May 7, 2015

Casa Presidencial wrapped up a two-day goodwill offensive Wednesday in its attempt to reestablish credibility with the country’s free speech advocates after several clashes with local media — most…

Nicaragua prostitutes study law to help others in trouble
Latin America
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Latin America
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Nicaragua prostitutes study law to help others in trouble

Blanca Morel | AFP - April 7, 2015

MATAGALPA, Nicaragua -- Cony's usual work clothes are tight-fitting outfits that show off her curves as she waits for clients at the bar. But today she has…

In 2nd day of trial, Honduran judges say they acted in defense of human rights
Crime
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Crime
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In 2nd day of trial, Honduran judges say they acted in defense of human rights

George Rodríguez - February 4, 2015

Lawyers for the four judges dismissed in Honduras for objecting to the country’s 2009 coup clashed with adversaries from the government on Tuesday at the closing of…

President Solís urges lawmakers to pass animal cruelty bill following ‘barbarous’ attacks
Crime
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Crime
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President Solís urges lawmakers to pass animal cruelty bill following ‘barbarous’ attacks

The Tico Times - January 14, 2015

The savage beating of a toucan has revived the urgency for lawmakers to pass an animal cruelty bill, said President Luis Guillermo Solís on Tuesday during a weekly…

Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down ban on clergy holding public office – except Catholics
Latin America
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Latin America
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Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down ban on clergy holding public office – except Catholics

The Tico Times - November 13, 2014

Presidency Minister Melvin Jiménez got some good news Wednesday. The one-time Lutheran bishop has been cleared by the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to keep his seat in President…

Business
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Want to open a business in Costa Rica? Start with the basics

Steven Ferris - October 27, 2014

[caption id="attachment_51098" align="alignright" width="300"] (Screengrab)[/caption] First in a series of columns by Steven Ferris, a Costa Rican attorney with extensive, direct experience in the Costa Rican judicial…

Contentious legal expert Baltasar Garzón to speak at Costa Rica’s University for Peace
Global
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Global
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Contentious legal expert Baltasar Garzón to speak at Costa Rica’s University for Peace

The Tico Times - April 23, 2014

Famed Spanish legal expert Baltasar Garzón will give a talk at the University For Peace campus Thursday morning. The Spanish judge's discussion is titled "Universal jurisdiction and…