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Every three days a street sexual harasser is arrested in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - "Once a man told me some sh*t and since I didn't pay him any attention, he told me how nice it would be to see on the news that I was raped and killed for being rude, that if I dressed like...

Man sentenced to four months in prison for masturbating in front of woman

QCOSTARICA - A man surnamed Ríos was sentenced to four months in prison for masturbating in front of a woman, the Ministry of Public Security (MSP) reported on Monday. The incident occurred on September 12 in Zapote, San José. That day, the victim called police,...

Legislators approve jail terms for street sexual harassment in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) Legislators on Tuesday approved in second and final debate, after extensive discussion, the Acoso Sexual Callegero (Street Sexual Harassment) law. The initiative, once signed by President Carlos Alvarado and published in La Gaceta, establishes prison terms for those who persecute or corner a person...

Proposed bill seeks to punish street harassment (acoso callejero)

From 9 to 30 days fine is the sanction that is proposed for those committing "acoso callejero" (street harassment) in Costa Rica. If the bill if approved, the fine would be applied to offenses committed in in public or social networks. The text of the proposed...

Ombudsman Asks For Revision Of Bill To Punish Street Harassment

The Ombudsman's Office (Defensoría de los Habitantes in Spanish) asked the Social Commission of the Legislative Assembly to make changes to the bill that would come to punish 'acoso sexual callejero' or street sexual harassment. The changes, said the Ombudsman's Office, must be made in...

Street Harassment Plagues Costa Rica Women Every Day

QCOSTARICA - Thousands of women report of being harassed in the streets of Costa Rica, the capital city of San Jose with the most number of cases, despite there is no law that sends an offender to jail. According to a study by the Defensoría...

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