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El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth
Central America
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Central America
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El Salvador acquits woman charged with murder over premature birth

AFP - December 19, 2018

A judge in El Salvador on Monday acquitted a 20-year-old rape victim originally charged with murder after giving birth prematurely in a toilet. Imelda Cortez's daughter survived…

Costa Rica pledges to reduce violence against women
women's rights
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women's rights
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Costa Rica pledges to reduce violence against women

AFP and The Tico Times - August 15, 2018

The government of Costa Rica declared Tuesday that the reduction of violence against women is "a national priority" and announced coordinated actions among several public institutions. Costa…

We want them alive: Costa Rica’s reckoning
#MeToo
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#MeToo
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We want them alive: Costa Rica’s reckoning

Katherine Stanley - August 13, 2018

I can’t stop thinking about them. María and Arancha. Arancha and María. They were murdered in a country I love. They were women, doing things I’ve done dozens of…

Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold
Abortion
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Abortion
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Carlos Alvarado asks to put abortion debate on hold

AFP and Tico Times - July 7, 2018

President Carlos Alvarado asked this week to postpone a discussion about abortion rights, warning legislators that it will polarize the country and distract from other important issues,…

What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica
Opinion
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Opinion
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What the Women’s March was really about in Costa Rica

Paula Álvarez - March 11, 2018

By now you probably already know that hundreds of women took to the streets of San José to march for our rights on March 8, International Women’s…

Eight women who blazed a trail through Costa Rican history
International Women's Day
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International Women's Day
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Eight women who blazed a trail through Costa Rican history

Mitzi Stark - March 8, 2018

In honor of International Women’s Day, we’re taking a look at just a few of the many remarkable women who have shaped the Costa Rica we know…

Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead
Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic Abortion
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Therapeutic abortion, part III: looking ahead

Paula Umaña - March 6, 2018

Part III of a three-part series published in English at The Tico Times by permission of journalism student Paula Umaña; the mentoring program Punto y Aparte; and Semanario Universidad ,…

Why these Costa Rican women dressed as characters from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to vote today
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Why these Costa Rican women dressed as characters from ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ to vote today

Katherine Stanley - February 4, 2018

A group of Costa Rican women made headlines when they stepped out to vote in today's presidential and legislative elections dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale,"…

Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 30, 2018

Some of my favorite New Year´s words of advice from my Tica mother are, “Begin the new year traveling so that the following twelve months will be…

Tico Times Women of the Year: leaders who inspired us in 2017
women's rights
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women's rights
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Tico Times Women of the Year: leaders who inspired us in 2017

The Tico Times - December 27, 2017

This year, The Tico Times was proud to meet women who are changing the world - or at least their corner of it - through hard work…

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