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    71 Years Since The Universal Declaration of Human Rights

    The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) is a declaratory document adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in its Resolution 217 A (III), on December 10, 1948, in Paris

    Costa Rica Continues To Strive Towards Full Human Rights of All

    This December 10th marks International Human Rights Day and with regards to this commemoration, Costa Rica continues to strengthen its model in development and culture of peace

    Amendment to Declare Access to Water a Human Right Goes Through

    drop of water is powerful and more necessary than ever". Some 700 million people in the world still do not have access to drinking water, says the United Nations (UN)

    Costa Rica Disregards Venezuela’s Presidential Election

    The Costa Rican Chancellery disregards the legitimacy of the presidential election that took place last Sunday in Venezuela, in which President Nicolás Maduro achieved...

    A Champion For Equality and Human Rights

    Nowadays, when people think of heroes, they probably imagine buffed-up men  or women in skimpy oufits, who solve problems using a variety of superhuman...

    Latin America Stands United for the Freedom of Venezuela

    Current Venezuela’s crisis has become a major concern for most Latin American countries, due to the serious socio-economic deterioration of its population and the...
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    Why Have the United Nations Promoted an International Day for Tolerance?

    In 1995, the member countries of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) adopted a Declaration of Principles on Tolerance. The Declaration...

    November 16th: International Tolerance Day

    On December 12th, 1996, it was proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations and on the initiative of the United Nations Educational,...
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    Government of Costa Rica Offered to Receive 10 Million Stateless People

    10 million people could live in Costa Rica thanks to the fact that the President Luis Guillermo Solís and the Chancellor Manuel González signed...
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    October 24th: The United Nations Day

    When is it celebrated? United Nations Day is celebrated on October 24 every year. On this day, a commemoration of the work carried out by...

    Salvadorans and Colombians ask for refuge in Costa Rica

    The majority of requests for refuge in Costa Rica are made by citizens of El Salvador and Colombia, indicated the Ministry of the Interior. Our...

    Costa Rica: a “multiethnic and multicultural nation”

    It’s no news that Costa Rica is country of diverse ethnic origins, but this week minority groups are finally getting their recognition. On Monday, August...

    Global Peace Index Ranks Costa Rica as the Fourth Safest Country in Latin America

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica was named the fourth safest country in Latin America and the Caribbean, according to the Global Peace...

    Nicaraguan Sex Worker Organization Celebrates Seven Years of Women’s Rights Accomplishments

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Association of Nicaraguan Working Women in the Sex Industry (Nicaragua RedTraSex) today celebrated seven years of fighting...

    New Judgement Requires All Costa Rican Jails to Provide Blankets and Beds for Detainees

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Costa Rica Constitutional Court, in its judgment 2014-13289, ruled that prisoners should have the necessary equipment to...

    New Delegation Formed to Mediate on Behalf of LGBT Costa Rican Rights

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – In order to advance on the path of non-discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual and intersex citizens...

    United Nations Urges Latin America to Seek Greater Human Rights Equality

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Latin America needs more and varied methodological tools as policies against inequality are translated into concrete actions to...

    Marijuana Legalization: Many Countries are Observing the Uruguayan Experiment

    In Uruguay, the law that legalizes marijuana has just come into force: President Mujica has defended his plan for legalization by saying that it...

    President Solis Proudly Flies Rainbow Flag in Support of Gay Rights

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - If you pass in front of the Presidential Palace you will see a rainbow flag waving next to...

    Uruguay and Costa Rica have the Highest Ranking for Freedom of Speech in Latin...

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica and Uruguay are considered the Latin American countries with the greatest press freedom, according to an...

    Costa Rica Establishes New Human Rights Oriented Immigration Policy

    The Costa Rican News (TCRN) - The government of Costa Rica has introduced an immigration policy that will be implemented over the next ten...

    Ticos Gather to Voice Their Support for Venezuela

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Today dozens of Venezuelans living in Costa Rica are concentrated in the Plaza de la Democracia supporting their...

    Costa Rica Creates Legislation to Prevent Torture in Prisons

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica's president, Laura Chinchilla, today signed a law that legally establishes a national mechanism for the prevention...

    Costa Rica Expresses Concern Over the Violence in Venezuela

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The government of Costa Rica declared its concern with the violence that occurred in recent days during a...

    Presidential Candidate Solis Meets With Bishops to Discuss Controversial Issues

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The presidential candidate of the center-left Citizen Action Party (PAC), Luis Guillermo Solis, met with the bishops of...

    Costa Rica Leads the Way for Strengthening Child Pornography Penalties

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Britain has outlined a series of legal reforms similar to those implemented by Costa Rica late last year...

    Costa Rica Creating Policies Against Racism and Discrimination

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The government of Costa Rica is working on the creation of a policy against racism and discrimination, including...

    Costa Rican In Vitro Fertilization Conflict Remains Undecided for 2013

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The Costa Rica State fulfills this Dec. 21, a year without obeying the order of the Inter-American Court...

    Costa Rica Launches Foreign Workers Rights Campaign

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - The authorities in Costa Rica have launched a campaign to protect and promote respect for human and labor...

    Costa Rica Celebrates 20 Years of the Ombudsman

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Costa Rica officials today celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the Ombudsman and highlighted their contributions to the defense...

    Congress Defends IVF in Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) - Catholic Conservative and religious groups in Costa Rica defended the "universal right to life" at a conference in...

    Report on Sustainable Human Development in Latin America Flatters Costa Rica

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) –A report on sustainable human development in Latin America revealed that 40 out of 100 people in Latin America...

    The United Nations Commends Costa Rica for Protecting Human Rights of Indigenous People

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)-The United Nations congratulated Costa Rica regarding a Reform in the education of indigenous people in the country and stated...
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    Amnesty International points fingers at human rights development in the Americas

    Harassment of indigenous people, violence against women, and killings of journalists in the Americas. Those are some of the concerns Amnesty International has raised in a newly released report on human rights on the continent.

    WikiLeaks reveals U.S. concern over immigration

    Costa Rica’s recognition of China led the U.S. ambassador to raise concerns over illegal Chinese immigration to Costa Rica and drug trafficking.

    U.S. diplomats: China is ’Santa Claus’ in Costa Rica – WikiLeaks

    After Costa Rica’s recognition of the People’s Republic of China in 2007, the country now has a new sensitivity to China and human rights issues. Closer economic ties have made China ‘Santa Claus’, say U.S. diplomats according to cables released by WikiLeaks.

    Gay Rights in Costa Rica: Pura Vida?

    One of the most commonly used expressions when talking about Costa Rica is “pura vida.” However, when it comes to being gay in Costa Rica, things are not so nonchalant.

    Costa Rica Ranked in Top 10 Best Ethical Destinations

    The organization Ethical Traveler released an annual report this week in which Costa Rica was named one of the 10 best ethical destinations in the...
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