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Children’s Hospital treats more cases of sexual abuse than physical

In spite of the fact that this Sunday, September 9th was celebrated as Children's Day and that everything should be happiness, there is a sad reality that can not be hidden and that affects dozens of children all over the country. Currently, the Hospital Nacional...

Costa Rican Boy Found Abandoned ‘By Smuggler’ in Arizona Desert

A six-year-old boy, of Costa Rican nationality, was rescued by US Border Patrol, abandoned by a smuggler in the Arizona desert, just north of the Mexican border. The Cost Rica Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported that the minor was found in good condition and was...

State Child Care Receives Children Whose Mothers Stay At Home and Do Not Study Or Work

Offering poor women the option of caring for their children while they go out to work or study was the spirit of the Red de Cuido (childcare network) program created by the administration of Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014). The program by Costa Rica's first and only...

Man Arrested For Sexual Abuse Of Minor and Posting Video On The Internet

Q COSTA RICA - It was in San Miguel de Higuito de Desamparados, where police detained a 35-year-old man on Tuesday night, suspected of crimes of sexual abuse of a minor and dissemination of child pornography. The arrest took place inside a two-story house, after...

In 2016, On Average, There Were 5 Cases Daily Of Sexual Abuse Of Minors

Q COSTA RICA - On average, every day in 2016, five children in the country; authorities received more than 2,000 calls of alert. Of the 109 that were received directly by the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) - Costa Rica's child welfare agency -...

Autonomous Agencies Increase Their 2017 ‘Propaganda’ Spending

Q COSTA RICA NEWS - Eleven autonomous government agencies (state agencies) including RECOPE (see hike in gasoline prices) and Acueductos y Alcantarillados (AyA), aja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS), Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI), Instituto Nacional de Seguros (INS), Superintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (Sutel), and...

Prostitution of Minors In Downtown San Jose

(qCOSTARICA) In less than a month, a 17-year-old girl had been found working (prostituting herself) the streets of San Jose by municipal police officials, who authorities say she is a victim of commercial sexual exploitation. According to authorities, the minor has a baby girl only...

This Year, 14 Children Have Been Victims of Alleged Sexual Exploitation

QCOSTARICA - In the first two months of the year, 14 minors have been victims of alleged sexual exploitation, an adult offering money in exchange for sexual favors. That is the figure reported by the Children's Welfare Agency, th Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI). Of...

Two Children Escape From Costa Rica Childrens Hospital

QCOSTARICA - A 10 year old girl was the mastermind behind the escape that she and a 6 year old friend staged at the Hospital Nacional de Niños (HNN) - Children's Hospital in San José, where they were being hospitalized at the request of...

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