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Supreme Court condemns Costa Rican government for not lifting road blocks

The roadblocks in Costa Rica broke out Wednesday, September 30, in rejection of a government proposal to negotiate an agreement with the IMF.

Their future in the United States at stake, ‘Dreamers’ trek to Supreme Court

Only 12 years old when she arrived from Costa Rica, Fung Feng, now 30, has made her life in America. 

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.

Costa Rica’s high court: Same-sex marriage should be legal (someday)

Critics said the decision unnecessarily delays respect for marriage rights.

Former Costa Rican presidents and political figures come out in support of same-sex marriage

Four former presidents, former Supreme Court justices, and other political figures signed a declaration against discrimination and in favor of same-sex marriage in Costa Rica this Friday.

Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal

The president of Costa Rica's Supreme Court (CSJ), Carlos Chinchilla, left his position this Monday after being reprimanded for his role in an influence-peddling...

Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads

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.

Organized crime prosecutor named new director of Costa Rica’s investigative police

Walter Espinoza, a 47-year-old prosecutor, steps into the position as OIJ chief at a time when Costa Rica struggles with killings tied to organized crime.

Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system

Costa Rica's public health care system and government attorney's office say President Solis' recent presidential decree legalizing in vitro fertilization, IVF, is illegal.

Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters

A brief stopover by five U.S. military helicopters in Costa Rica over the weekend drew the ire of lawmakers who claimed the landing violated Costa Rica's sovereignty. The executive and legislative branches of government have been disputing the legality of U.S. military vessels in Costa Rica since both countries signed a joint-patrol agreement in 1999.

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