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Guatemala Congress ramps up prison sentence for abortion, bans gay marriage

Guatemala's conservative-led Congress approved on Tuesday a law ramping up the prison sentence for women who choose to have an abortion, while banning both...

Same-sex marriage now legal in 30 countries

In Latin America six countries allow same-sex marriages: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Costa Rica.

Costa Rica still a conservative society, survey finds

A recent survey found that the Costa Rican population maintains a conservative stance on controversial issues such as same-sex marriage, abortion, or the legalization of marijuana.

Costa Rican women who made us cheer this year

In honor of International Women’s Day 2016, here’s a look at just a few of the incredible women who have recently made Costa Rica proud.

Good Samaritan in Costa Rica brutally stabbed after posting viral video of sex aggressor

The young Costa Rican man that filmed a video of an older man apparently harassing a young woman in the streets was stabbed Thursday night south of the capital in San Sebastián, authorities say.

Q&A: What happens when US Supreme Court hears arguments about same-sex marriage Tuesday?

The parties to the cases are to address two questions: whether the Constitution requires states to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and whether states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states where they are legal.

Same-sex couples in Costa Rica now have equal access to public health insurance, care

Costa Ricans who have health insurance coverage with the Social Security System, or Caja, can now cover same-sex partners at any public community health clinic (Ebais) or Caja hospital, the agency announced. The reforms also apply to unmarried heterosexual couples who have lived together for at least three years.

Costa Rica to extend same-sex couples equal rights for public health insurance, care access

The board of directors of Costa Rica’s Social Security System, or Caja, has approved a series of amendments to the public health care agency’s regulations that, among other benefits, will grant same-sex couples the same rights as heterosexual couples in public health care services as soon as next month.

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