Costa Ricaa s first ever same-sex wedding was blocked a day before it was due to take place

January 22, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Earlier this month, the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that several countries it has jurisdiction over should treat same-sex couples "without discrimination." The landmark ruling is legally binding in 20 countries across the Caribbean, Central and Southern America, but each territory will have different plans in how they will implement the decision. ...read more
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Telia Carrier supplies fibre backbone to Costa Rican telco

January 22, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Telia Carrier has won a contract with the Costa Rican telecommunications provider, Instituto de Electricidad , to supply supply its global fibre backbone to provide high speed internet access to its customers throughout Central America Telia Carrier has won a contract with the Costa Rican telecommunications provider, Instituto de Electricidad , to supply supply its global fibre backbone to provide high speed internet access to its customers throu
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Cruise ship tours: UnCruise Adventures’ Safari Voyager

January 22, 2018 | Costa Rica News
The Safari Voyager is an all-inclusive, 62-guest cruise ship owned and operated by Seattle-based UnCruise Adventures, a cruise line that has a roster of eight deluxe expedition and adventure cruise vessels. The Safari Voyager is an all-inclusive, 62-guest cruise ship owned and operated by Seattle-based UnCruise Adventures, a cruise line that has a roster of eight deluxe expedition and adventure cruise vessels. ...read more
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No clear frontrunner in Costa Rica presidential election – poll

January 19, 2018 | Costa Rica News
SAN JOSE: Three conservative candidates lead the race to win Costa Rica's presidential election next month, but none of them is likely to garner enough votes to avoid a second-round runoff, according to a poll published on Friday. Costa Ricans will vote for their next president and 57 lawmakers on Feb. 4, but many voters in the coffee-exporting Central American country of roughly 5 million people have yet to make up their mind. ...read more
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Costa Rica’s first gay marriage suffers bureaucratic hitch

January 19, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Costa Rica's first same-sex wedding has been blocked by notaries who are refusing to recognize it until laws forbidding gay marriage are changed, setting them at odds with the president. The marriage between two men was set for this Saturday after a top Latin American human rights court earlier this month ruled that countries in the region should legalize same-sex unions, pushing back against opposition from the Roman Catholic church. ...read mo
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Chromatic Home Concepts – ‘Yellow Door House’ is Punctuated by Pops of Color

January 18, 2018 | Costa Rica News
'Yellow Door House', a beach house designed for tourists visiting the beautiful Costa Rican countryside, employs a generally staid color scheme, but the flourishes of chromaticism throughout the complex are a reflection of the natural environment. Though most of the buildings are covered in a relatively plain series of tan and white, the doors and various aspects of the interiors stick out with dazzling splashes of color. ...read more
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Concacaf U-20 Women’s Championship: Huitema leads Canada past Costa Roca

January 18, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Canada kicked off the Concacaf U-20 Womens' Championship by beating Costa Rica, 3-1, Thursday in Couva, Trinidad. Jordyn Huitema , the 16-year-old international, scored twice for Canada, which trailed, 1-0, at halftime to a goal by Catalina Estrada in the 28th minute but struck twice early in the second half despite failing to convert a penalty kick. ...read more
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Costa Rica lodge owners rescue soggy baby sloth from beach rocks

January 18, 2018 | Costa Rica News
A couple walking along a Costa Rica beach ended up rescuing a baby sloth found stranded on some rocks after apparently being carried by the surf. Dirk and Lori Morgan, Ohio natives and owners of Morgans Jungle Lodge in Puerto Jimenez, captured video of the two-toed sloth they found clinging to rocks on an Osa Peninsula beach. ...read more
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In push to ‘fast track’ women into office, gender quotas gain traction

January 18, 2018 | Costa Rica News
When nations across Africa and Latin America began emerging from civil conflicts and dictatorships in the 1980s and '90s, they identified a need to involve more women in politics. Today, 24 have at least 30 percent female representation. ...read more
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Sen. Mike Lee questions international court opinion favoring gay marriage in Costa Rica

January 17, 2018 | Costa Rica News
Sen. Mike Lee is taking issue with a Latin American human rights court opinion stating that Costa Rica should legalize same-sex marriage. The Inter-American Court of Human Rights last week issued the decision in response to a petition submitted two years ago by Costa Rican President Luis Guillermo Solis, who had vowed to increase rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in the country. ...read more
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