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Costa Rica Government Acknowledges Errors in Tourism Guide

At the request of the Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado, the Government offers an apology to all women in the country for the...

Breast cancer incidence remains high in Costa Rica

According to Health Ministry data, 427 women in Costa Rica died as a result of breast cancer in 2020. The disease remains the top cause...

Top Mexico court rules criminalizing abortion unconstitutional

The unanimous vote opens the way for women across Mexico to access abortion without fear of being prosecuted and potentially imprisoned.

Costa Rica improves access to emergency contraceptives

Under the new guidelines, now any woman can access emergency contraception at health centers run by the Costa Rican Social Security System.

Prison sentence for abortion in El Salvador draws attention to Central American laws

Central American women face varying laws on abortion and women's health.

Costa Rica launches plan to curb violence against women

A total of 22 public agencies, organizations and universities have pledged to adopt the plan and work with the INAMU to improve the treatment of women in Costa Rica.

Costa Rica’s first sextuplets born

The sextuplet’s father, Juan Francisco González, and doctors who participated in the birth confirmed that both the mother and the babies were in good condition even though they required specialized attention because they were born premature and underweight.

Global anti-violence campaign dances through San José

This past Saturday, passersby in the Plaza de la Cultura in the heart of San José got a Valentine’s Day surprise: a flash mob, whose choreographed dance was part of an international call to end violence against women.

Health officials report 106 cases of chikungunya in Costa Rica

Health officials say they have a handle on the situation, but they urged residents to continue eliminating mosquito breeding sites around the home.

Farmers generate clean-burning fuel from coffee waste in Nicaragua

A clean, affordable fuel source for coffee farmers here in the remote hills outside Yali, Jinotega was a byproduct of a of a wastewater management pilot program in Nicaragua sponsored by the sustainable-certification labeling organization UTZ Certified with support from the Dutch government. Along with purifying the acidic wastewater from the coffee milling process, the so-called biogas is helping improve the quality of life for many small farmers here.

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