#Costa Rica

  • Article: Costa Rica Becomes the First Country in Central America to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

    Costa Rica Becomes the First Country in Central America to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 26, 2020

    Local rights activists welcomed the decision. Read more

  • Article: Costa Rica Has Banned Styrofoam, A Major Win for the Environment

    Costa Rica Has Banned Styrofoam, A Major Win for the Environment

    By Erica SanchezSushmita Roy  and  Pia Gralki|June 19, 2019

    Fines for using styrofoam range from about $760 to $7,600. Read more

  • Article: Same-Sex Couples in Costa Rica Can Marry in 2020

    Same-Sex Couples in Costa Rica Can Marry in 2020

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Leah Rodriguez|Nov. 16, 2018

    It’s a first for Central America. Read more

  • Article: Court Orders Costa Rica to End Its Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

    Court Orders Costa Rica to End Its Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

    By Erica Sanchez  and  Joanna Prisco|Aug. 10, 2018

    The court has deemed the law discriminatory. Read more

  • Article: Costa Rica's New President Just Banned Fossil Fuels

    Costa Rica's New President Just Banned Fossil Fuels

    By Erica SanchezJoe McCarthy  and  Jana Sepehr|May 10, 2018

    "We have the titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use of fossil fuels.” Read more

  • Article: Costa Rica Just Elected Latin America’s First Black Female Vice President

    Costa Rica Just Elected Latin America’s First Black Female Vice President

    By Daniele Selby  and  Erica Sanchez|April 3, 2018

    Epsy Campbell Barr is a vocal advocate for equality. Read more

  • Article: Costa Rica’s New President Wants to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage, Eliminate Poverty, and Serve All People

    Costa Rica’s New President Wants to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage, Eliminate Poverty, and Serve All People

    By Phineas Rueckert  and  Erica Sanchez|April 2, 2018

    “There is much more that unites us than divides us.” Read more

  • Article: UK and Europe Must Ban Palm Oil in Biofuels to Save Forests, Say Environmentalists

    UK and Europe Must Ban Palm Oil in Biofuels to Save Forests, Say Environmentalists

    By Imogen Calderwood|Feb. 23, 2018

    But Malaysia described a potential ban as “crop apartheid.” Read more