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Not paying alimony in Costa Rica could be deadly in times of covid-19

In the midst of the covid-19 pandemic, being sent to prison for not paying alimony can be deadly, especially if the person suffers from an illness that could be complicated by the new coronavirus. That's because this type of prisoner does not have the same...

Justice asks court to suspend arrests for not paying alimony

In Costa Rica, not paying alimony (pensión alimentaria in Spanish) will land you in jail. Literally. With the covid-19 crisis, the Ministerio de Justicia y Paz, that runs the penitentiary system,  on Monday sent an official letter to the vice president of the Supreme Court...