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PHOTOS: A look inside Costa Rica’s San Rafael Prison
Crime
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PHOTOS: A look inside Costa Rica’s San Rafael Prison

Zach Dyer - August 25, 2015

Green mountains rise up to meet the sky on a hot Monday morning in San Rafael, Alajuela. The scene is picturesque but take a step back and…

Prison overcrowding in Costa Rica jumps 50 percent in 10 years
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Prison overcrowding in Costa Rica jumps 50 percent in 10 years

Zach Dyer - June 27, 2015

Costa Rica’s prison rolls are bursting at the seams, according to a new report from the Ombudsman’s Office. The country’s prison population has grown by 50 percent…

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Relatives and friends of LGBT Costa Ricans speak out in new campaign

Zach Dyer - June 18, 2015

https://youtu.be/nhjP8_9zqSU Costa Rica’s Ombudsman’s Office launched its latest human rights campaign Wednesday in support of LGBT people. The only thing missing was LGBT people. Instead, the campaign…

Inefficiency in Costa Rica’s public health care system tops complaints at Ombudsman’s Office
Health
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Health
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Inefficiency in Costa Rica’s public health care system tops complaints at Ombudsman’s Office

L. Arias - June 17, 2015

Complaints related to delays or denial of services at public agencies accounted for 24 percent of citizen complaints at the Ombudsman’s Office last year, Ombudswoman Montserrat Solano Carboni reported on Monday. The…

Barely 2 weeks into her term, Costa Rica’s new ombudswoman has resolved half of the office’s pending cases
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Barely 2 weeks into her term, Costa Rica’s new ombudswoman has resolved half of the office’s pending cases

L. Arias - October 8, 2014

You really can accomplish things if you set your mind to it. At least that's what Costa Rica's new ombudswoman, Montserrat Solano Carboni, seems to be showing…

New ombudswoman will prioritize complaints against hikes in utility rates, fuel prices
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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New ombudswoman will prioritize complaints against hikes in utility rates, fuel prices

L. Arias - September 23, 2014

Costa Rica’s new ombudswoman, Montserrat Solano Carboni, has her work cut out for her: At least 730 pending complaints have accumulated since the resignation of Ofelia Taitelbaum on July…

Lawmakers elect Montserrat Solano as Costa Rica’s new ombudswoman
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Lawmakers elect Montserrat Solano as Costa Rica’s new ombudswoman

L. Arias - September 10, 2014

After three rounds of voting, Costa Rican lawmakers on Tuesday night elected journalist Montserrat Solano Carboni as the country's new ombudswoman for the next four years. Solano…

President of ruling Citizen Action Party steps down after just two months
Citizen Action Party
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Citizen Action Party
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President of ruling Citizen Action Party steps down after just two months

L. Arias - September 5, 2014

Rodrigo Alberto Carazo Zeledón filed his resignation letter as president of the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC) on Wednesday evening, citing health and personal reasons. Carazo, 66, was…

Lawmakers announce top three candidates to lead Ombudsman’s Office
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Lawmakers announce top three candidates to lead Ombudsman’s Office

L. Arias - August 20, 2014

Costa Rica is a step closer to having a new boss at the Ombudsman's Office after a legislative commission narrowed down a list of candidates to three names. For three…

Legislative Assembly delays announcement of top candidates for Ombudsman’s Office
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Legislative Assembly delays announcement of top candidates for Ombudsman’s Office

L. Arias - August 16, 2014

Members of the legislative appointments commission this week were supposed to issue a list of the three top candidates to lead Costa Rica's Ombdusman's Office. But the announcement of those names…

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