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Costa Rican government fighting misinformation about abortion norms
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican government fighting misinformation about abortion norms

The Tico Times - December 12, 2019

Costa Rica's Health Ministry and Casa Presidencial issued a joint press release Tuesday aimed at clarifying the therapeutic abortion guidelines that will clarify when the procedure can…

Women march in Central America to demand a stop to gender violence
Central America
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Central America
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Women march in Central America to demand a stop to gender violence

AFP and The Tico Times - November 26, 2019

Hundreds of women marched Monday in different countries through Central America, the region that exhibits the highest rates of femicides, to demand a stop to the violence…

Remembering Eva
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Remembering Eva

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 4, 2019

On Friday, 19-year-old Eva Morera Ulloa was shot in the back and killed by her ex-partner, according to Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police. Morera's body was found…

Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Morning-after pill can now be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - May 18, 2019

Levonorgestrel, marketed commercially as "Plan B" and commonly known as the morning-after pill, can legally be sold without a prescription in Costa Rica. The decree of venta libre was…

How to deal with street harassment in Costa Rica
Costa Rica 101
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Costa Rica 101
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How to deal with street harassment in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 29, 2019

What's the best way to respond to street harassment in Costa Rica? Many people, hearing catcalls that make them uncomfortable or even scarier situations, have grappled with…

The Tico Times Dispatch: Figuring out and fighting street harassment in Costa Rica
Tico Times Dispatch
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Tico Times Dispatch
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The Tico Times Dispatch: Figuring out and fighting street harassment in Costa Rica

Alissa Grosskopf - March 27, 2019

Costa Rica is known for its beautiful beaches and abundant biodiversity, but for women, it also means street harassment. Tico Times reporter Alissa Grosskopf talks to experts…

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

The Tico Times - 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,…