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Students declare ‘state of emergency’ due to sexual harassment at Costa Rican universities
#MeToo
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#MeToo
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Students declare ‘state of emergency’ due to sexual harassment at Costa Rican universities

AFP and The Tico Times - May 29, 2019

Student groups declared on Monday a "state of emergency" at universities in Costa Rica, where they reported an alarming increase in cases of sexual harassment at institutions…

Former Tico Times publisher recalls Daly’s account of Arias misconduct
#MeToo
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#MeToo
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Former Tico Times publisher recalls Daly’s account of Arias misconduct

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 8, 2019

Emma Daly was a reporter with The Tico Times in 1990 when she alleges Óscar Arias, then serving his first term as Costa Rica’s president, groped her.…

Help fund our new podcast on street harassment in Costa Rica
sexual harassment
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sexual harassment
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Help fund our new podcast on street harassment in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 30, 2018

Click here to support us with a donation  The Tico Times is a small operation; every episode of our podcast requires studio time, recording equipment, an audio…

Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver

The Tico Times - April 11, 2017

A six-hour bus ride in Costa Rica quickly turned into a nightmare for a young woman Monday. The woman, identified only by her Facebook name of Fabiola CH,…

Costa Rican lawmakers approve bill to ban sex with minors
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican lawmakers approve bill to ban sex with minors

L. Arias - October 26, 2016

The Legislative Assembly has approved Bill #19,337, which establishes prison sentences for adults convicted of having sex with a minor. A majority of 43 lawmakers voted in…

Supreme Court backs bill to ban sex with minors
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Supreme Court backs bill to ban sex with minors

L. Arias - October 14, 2016

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, has upheld the wording of a bill that establishes prison sentences for adults convicted of having sex…

New campaign targets sexual harassment in public places
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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New campaign targets sexual harassment in public places

L. Arias - August 16, 2016

The government recently launched a campaign aimed at combatting vulgar catcalling and groping in public places. The campaign, dubbed “Actuemos en contra del acoso sexual” (Let’s act against…

Police arrest suspected killers of Gerardo Cruz
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Police arrest suspected killers of Gerardo Cruz

L. Arias - June 7, 2016

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested six people Tuesday morning allegedly responsible for the killing of Gerardo Cruz, a young man stabbed days after publicly shaming a video voyeur…

Video shows suspected killers of Gerardo Cruz, who confronted man filming up skirt
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Video shows suspected killers of Gerardo Cruz, who confronted man filming up skirt

L. Arias - May 25, 2016

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Wednesday released a video of two men suspected of killing Gerardo Cruz Barquero, the 22-year-old man who in October became famous for posting a…

PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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PHOTOS: Costa Rica march demands end to street harassment

L. Arias - March 9, 2016

Over 100 people on Tuesday evening marched along San José's Central Avenue to protest the persistent sexual harassment of women – and sometimes men – in public places, including…