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3,800 minors victims of sexual crimes during 2020 in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Between January and September 2020, the Prosecutor's Office (Fiscalía) received more than 3,800 criminal complaints in which sexual crimes against minors are investigated. The statistics are staggering. On a monthly average, more than 420 minors suffered a sexual offense in Costa Rica. The figures coincide...

Father Uses 10-year-old Son As Driver

An act of total irresponsibility. Officials of the Air Surveillance unit of the Fuerza Publica (national police), in the area of the Tobia Bolaños airport in Pavas, noticed a vehicle driven by a minor that turned to be 10 years old. Inside the vehicle were...

13-year-old indigenous girl pregnant by man 50 years her senior

A 13-year-old Costa Rican indigenous girl from Talamanca is pregnant with a man almost 50 years older than her. Under unknown conditions, both were to Panama. It is unknown for how long and why the minor was in Panama; that will be up to the...

Lawyer: “Parents are responsible for what their children do in protests”

During the blockades of roads that took place this past week and with which the trade unions threaten to continue into next week, it was seen that the union leaders put children and adolescents in the frontline positions of the demonstrations. This, as well as...

Parents opposed to vaccinating their children may lose custody

Parents who oppose vaccinating their children may end up in court and even lose custody of the children. Up to March of this year the national children's welfare, the Patronado Nacional de la Infancia (PANI), received a little more than 3,500 complaints, ranging from lack...

Legislator Calls For Resignation Of PANI Director

A significant group of legislators presented a motion for the executive president of the National Board of Children (PANI), Patricia Vega, to provide explanations for the death of a 5-year-old boy in Sabanilla de Alajuela. The initiative promoted by legislator Ivonne Acuña has the signature...

They Didn’t Find The House

The staff of the PANI regional office in Alajuela received a complaint of mistreatment but did not find the house where the five-year-old boy lived, who finally died Thursday morning in the Sabanilla district of Alajuela. This was the explanation given on Thursday afternoon by...

American family with four children suspected of having measles

The office of the Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) - Costa Rica's child welfare service - in Cóbano, Puntarenas, says it will intervene in the case of the American couple with four children suspected of having measles - sarampión in Spanish. The parents of...

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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