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Costa Rica’s public health system welcomes first IVF baby

Her birth is a milestone that follows years of struggles to legalize IVF and offer it within the Costa Rica Social Security System (CCSS, or Caja). 

Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court gives tax reform bill the go-ahead

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court declared on Friday that the tax reform bill is constitutional. The bill will now go back to congress, where enough legislators have announced their support for the bill for it to pass.

U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial

The Prosecutor's Office did not disclose a date for the new trial, which will be announced by a Criminal Court in Pérez Zeledón.

Lawmakers pass Animal Welfare Bill on first round vote

Legislative President Gonzalo Ramírez said lawmakers hope to hold the second and definitive vote 10 days after the bill’s publication in La Gaceta, in order to allow consultations from animal rights groups.

Costa Rica welcomes first IVF baby after 16-year ban

The parents are from the province of Heredia who had the IVF procedure performed last June at a private hospital in San José.

Alleged gold miners camp outside Corcovado National Park, demand compensation 

The Public Security Ministry confirmed that 50 National Police officers had been sent to help Corcovado's park rangers and staffers respond to the demonstration.

Costa Rican court orders effective protection for Corcovado National Park

Justices ordered Public Security Ministry officials to take immediate action to evict from Corcovado all those conducting illegal logging, poaching and gold mining.

Supreme Court deems wording of Animal Welfare Bill unconstitutional

Supreme Court Justicies opined that the broad definition of animals in the Animal Welfare bill represents a violation of the principles of reason and proportionality.

Motorists get cheaper fuel prices starting this week

ARESEP approved the new fuel prices on Monday and they went into effect on Tuesday when the agency published them in the official newspaper La Gaceta.

Two requests to lower fuel prices await Sala IV ruling

The first fuel price adjustment should have been approved by Oct. 28, while the one filed last week should have been ready within the next two weeks; however, there's no telling how long the process will now take.

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