The Covid-19 vaccine will be mandatory for minors in Costa Rica, the Health Ministry announced Friday. “In safeguarding the principle of the best interests...
The new law sets prison times up to six years and also bans marriage between people under 18 and between an adult and a minor.
On Monday, Costa Rica celebrates the Annexation of Guanacaste, one of the preferred holidays for businesses to air ads with patriotic symbols and traditional music.
Public Security Ministry officials have reported the first successful test of a new emergency system for broadcasting alerts following the disappearance of a minor, known as SAN. The first alert helped locate a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing on Monday in the Alajuela canton of San Ramón.
Like the AMBER alert in the United States, phone companies and mass media would be required to issue immediate and free alerts displaying the pictures and descriptions of missing children.
A new app called “Social Help” developed by a group of Costa Rican entrepreneurs will receive support from U.S. businessmen, including CNBC’s Shark Tank investor Mark Cuban. The application allows interaction with professionals such as doctors via videoconference, text chats and games.