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Legislator Urges Government To Enforce Fine For Illegals Overstaying Their Welcome In Costa Rica

The Ley General de Migración y Extranjería (Immigration Law) establishes a fine of US$100 for each month a foreigner overstays their visa period in Costa Rica. However, the collection of the fine was never implemented from the getgo in 2014 and continues currently suspended. But why? According...

Semana Santa Not So Pura Vida For Domestic Violence

The incidents of domestic violence soared this Sunday, the first day of Semana Santa, the 911 emergency service reporting 412 calls requesting police intervention. Domestic violence during Semana Santa or Holy week has been increasing in recent years. In 2016, there were 2,360 incidents reported; last...

End Of Era of Female Presidents in Latin America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of a generation of women leaders in Latin America, leaving the region without a female head of state as it shifts to the right politically. At the start...

Proposal To Ban “Piropos” Failed To Obtain Legislative Support

QCOSTARICA - A proposed law to ban "piropos" (cat calls) has failed to obtain legislative support. Although some women don't mind comment directed their way, others do, in particular when the comments are vulgar and indecent, causing discomfort and indignation. The controversy over the possible sanctioning...

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