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Costa Rican lawmakers approve bill to ban sex with minors
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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…

Street harassment critic Gerardo Cruz dies
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Street harassment critic Gerardo Cruz dies

The Tico Times - November 19, 2015

Gerardo Cruz, the young Costa Rican man who became a national hero for his stance against street harassment of women, died of a heart attack at Calderón Guardia…

Finally some upbeat news for family of Costa Rica’s good Samaritan Gerardo Cruz
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Finally some upbeat news for family of Costa Rica’s good Samaritan Gerardo Cruz

The Tico Times - October 30, 2015

Gerardo Cruz, the 22-year-old Costa Rican man who stood up to a sex aggressor harassing a woman on the street, finally opened his eyes while lying in a…

Arcadio’s World
Cartoon
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Cartoon
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Arcadio’s World

Arcadio - October 24, 2015

Also, don't miss our related story: Arcadio Esquivel exhibits his best-known comic, 'Wences' World'

Costa Rica protesters march against street harassment
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Costa Rica protesters march against street harassment

Zach Dyer - October 19, 2015

More than 100 people wearing white and carrying signs marched in the Costa Rican capital San José on Sunday morning to protest against sexual harassment in public places, or…

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