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

AFP and Tico Times - August 5, 2018

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 on Friday.…

Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal

AFP and Tico Times - July 16, 2018

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 scandal involving imported…

Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads
Booze
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Booze
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Supreme Court bans use of national symbols in liquor ads

L. Arias - July 24, 2016

As Costa Ricans celebrate one of the country's most patriotic holidays Monday, the ads for the beer they'll be drinking should, if legal, be notably unpatriotic. The Constitutional…

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

The Tico Times - November 24, 2015

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court elected assistant prosecutor Walter Espinoza as the new chief of the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Monday. Espinoza, a 47-year-old prosecutor specializing in…

Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system
Health
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Health
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Costa Rica IVF decree loses support of public health care system

The Tico Times - November 6, 2015

President Luis Guillermo Solís’ decree legalizing in vitro fertilization in Costa Rica is going before the Supreme Court without the support of two major government agencies. The…

Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters
Diplomacy
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Diplomacy
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Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters

The Tico Times - September 24, 2015

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…

Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down labor reform law, upholding ban on strikes that shut down essential public services
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica Supreme Court strikes down labor reform law, upholding ban on strikes that shut down essential public services

The Tico Times - August 7, 2015

Business leaders celebrated a court decision Friday that they say guarantees Costa Rica's public hospitals, ports and electricity grid will continue to function even if public sector workers…

Refusing to hire obese man is not discrimination, Costa Rican court finds
Business
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Business
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Refusing to hire obese man is not discrimination, Costa Rican court finds

The Tico Times - July 16, 2015

Obesity can be cause not to hire someone, according to a recent ruling by the Costa Rican Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s Constitutional Chamber, or Sala IV,…

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court orders release of Nicaraguan unjustly imprisoned for 17 months
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Supreme Court orders release of Nicaraguan unjustly imprisoned for 17 months

L. Arias - March 3, 2015

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, on Tuesday unanimously voted in favor of an habeas corpus filed by a man who was wrongly imprisoned…

Costa Rica Supreme Court cries foul on environment minister’s participation in Jairo Mora protest
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica Supreme Court cries foul on environment minister’s participation in Jairo Mora protest

The Tico Times - February 4, 2015

Costa Rican Supreme Court President Zarela Villanueva criticized President Luis Guillermo Solís for not keeping his ministers in order following the acquittal of seven suspects in the…