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In a flurry of pink, Costa Rica opens its first bank exclusively for women
Business
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Business
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In a flurry of pink, Costa Rica opens its first bank exclusively for women

Lindsay Fendt - December 18, 2015

Upon entering the bank, customers are ushered inside by a doorman in a gray suit and pink shirt. This greeter is the only man inside the Kristal…

Costa Rica marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with calls for action
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica marks International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women with calls for action

The Tico Times and AFP - November 25, 2015

San José’s Parque Nacional was filled with a sea of orange on Wednesday, as groups from across the country gathered for the International Day for the Elimination…

Street harassment critic Gerardo Cruz dies
Crime
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Crime
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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…

Mom raises family by day, studies crime fighting by night
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Mom raises family by day, studies crime fighting by night

Zach Dyer - August 15, 2015

Zeneyda Flores’ day starts at 5:00 a.m. -- to get her children, Libby, Zack and Liath, up and ready for school. That is, when she doesn’t have to…

‘I’m gonna find some girls, and we’re gonna rock’ – Meet The Caramels
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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‘I’m gonna find some girls, and we’re gonna rock’ – Meet The Caramels

Amanda Zúñiga - July 24, 2015

“The Caramels” might have a sweet name, but there's nothing docile about their music. The five women who make up this new Costa Rican rock band have…

Latin American women fight back against harassment
Girl Power
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Girl Power
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Latin American women fight back against harassment

Leila Macor / AFP - June 27, 2015

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Every day, Sara Veléz, a Colombian law student, walks to class through a hail of catcalls that often veer into obscenity, a daily reality that…

Why we need International Women’s Day
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Why we need International Women’s Day

Mitzi Stark - March 8, 2015

Just six days after the first International Women’s Day in 1911, more than 140 women workers died in a factory fire in New York City. The bosses had…

Farmers generate clean-burning fuel from coffee waste in Nicaragua
Business
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Business
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Farmers generate clean-burning fuel from coffee waste in Nicaragua

Zach Dyer - November 30, 2014

Read the first story in this two-part series on how farmers are reducing the environmental impact of their coffee in Nicaragua here. YALI, Nicaragua — Fatima Blandon knew…

PHOTOS: Thousands march to speak out against violence targeting women (and men)
Gender violence
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Gender violence
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PHOTOS: Thousands march to speak out against violence targeting women (and men)

The Tico Times - November 25, 2014

Thousands of people participated Tuesday morning in a San José march to mark the U.N.’s International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. Among the participants…

Newsletter
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When will violence against women stop?

Olive Branch - November 25, 2014

Today is the International Day Against Violence Toward Women. Exactly one month ago, on Oct. 25, another Costa Rican woman was killed at the hands of her companion.…

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