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Health officials report 106 cases of chikungunya in Costa Rica
Chikungunya blues
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Chikungunya blues
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Health officials report 106 cases of chikungunya in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 19, 2015

Costa Rica’s Health Ministry on Monday reported that 106 people have been infected with chikungunya. Of those, 70 contracted the virus in the country. The ministry's Health Surveillance Unit Director…

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…

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.…

Violence against women in the age of new technology
Crime
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Crime
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Violence against women in the age of new technology

Fabiola Pomareda - November 24, 2014

I wrote you on WhatsApp and you didn’t answer, even though I saw you were online. What are you doing, who are you with? Are you really…

Lawmakers move forward with bill to legalize morning-after pill, therapeutic abortion for rape victims
Health
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Health
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Lawmakers move forward with bill to legalize morning-after pill, therapeutic abortion for rape victims

L. Arias - November 18, 2014

Lawmakers of the Legislative Assembly’s Human Rights Commission last week approved the drafting of a bill that would allow the use of the emergency contraception method known as the…

Abortion and politics on the campaign trail
Elections 2014
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Elections 2014
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Abortion and politics on the campaign trail

Gary Lehring - February 20, 2014

Last week, National Liberation Party presidential candidate Johnny Araya tried to claim the mantle of family values, accusing opposition candidate Luis Guillermo Solís of having a different position…

Archive
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Anti-abortion parade brings 200,000 Catholics to San José

Tania Lara - November 16, 2013

After a week of protests and strikes in Costa Rica’s capital city, Ticos took the streets Sunday morning, this time to protest abortion.  “Caminata por la Vida…

Archive
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Costa Rican woman denied therapeutic abortion petitions Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

L. Arias - August 28, 2013

A Costa Rican woman who was denied a therapeutic abortion in November filed a petition last Thursday against the Costa Rican government at the Inter-American Commission on…

Archive
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Social conservatives march against abortion, gay rights

Zach Dyer - August 10, 2013

Social conservatives came out in droves Saturday morning for a “pro-family” march, days after sexual diversity leaders anticipated possible court decisions on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender…

Archive
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Abortion Ban Blamed for Maternal Deaths

Nicole Rogers - August 21, 2009

MANAGUA – Women and girls are dying in Nicaragua because of a law that puts a fetus’ right to life above that of the mother, according to…

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