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Costa Rica approves law against child abuse prepared by alleged victims of priest

Costa Rica’s congress approved on Tuesday a bill that extends the statute of limitations for the crime of sexual abuse of minors.

Video: New Costa Rican corporation tax law explained

Costa Rica has a new annual corporation tax law, passed March 21. So if you have a corporation, how much do you owe? Attorney Roger Petersen explains.

Kennedy emerges as judicial champion of gay rights

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Justice Anthony Kennedy was opposed by gay rights groups when he was chosen for the U.S. Supreme Court, but on Friday he cemented his legacy as the court's most influential champion for their cause.

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

"Today is a victory for hard-working Americans all across this country," Obama said in the White House Rose Garden, eschewing overt political gloating despite a victory that cements his signature domestic policy achievement.

Solís looks to reset relations with Costa Rican media

Solís signed the Declaration of Chapultepec on Wednesday, a commitment that "No law or act of government may limit freedom of expression or of the press, whatever the medium.”

Nicaragua prostitutes study law to help others in trouble

The free, year-long legal course meets once every two months. It is part of a broader initiative that trains Nicaraguans to mediate in neighborhood conflicts.

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

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 a hearing at the Costa Rica-based Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

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

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 press conference at Casa Presidencial.

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

The one-time Lutheran bishop has been cleared by the Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber to keep his seat in President Luis Guillermo Solís’ cabinet when a majority of the justices ruled that a ban on religious authorities heading ministries only applied to Roman Catholic priests.

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

Starting a business in Costa Rica probably requires establishing a company, just like anywhere else. This isn’t an especially onerous process, but you should understand some of the basic concepts of how the legal system works before you embark on your new venture.

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