Redacción Costa Rica

News published by the Pressenza bureau in Costa Rica

Christiana Figueres global environmental leader receives British recognition

For her environmental leadership and contributions to the fight against climate change, Costa Rican Christiana Figueres received the honorary title of “Dame of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire” from Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom, according…

Hondurans break the siege of the US-backed narco-government: Xiomara Castro, new president of Honduras

Brian Nichols, the State Department’s top official in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, visited Honduras the week before the presidential elections. The objective was to “promote the peaceful and transparent conduct of free and fair national elections”. Nichols did…

Cooperatives and employment generation

In a few weeks the political campaign will begin and, without a doubt, a central issue will be the generation of employment in the country. As is often the case, many politicians will turn their attention to the cooperative sector,…

Has politics abandoned the ideal of social justice?

While it is true that in the past the political has been on the verge of abandoning the search for social justice as the north of society, especially in 2020, we see its total renunciation. By William Alberto Méndez Garita…

The End of Nuclear Arms 2021

By Mitzi Stark (WILPF) and Giovanny Blanco (World Without Warsand Violence) The 22ndof January, 2021 became an important day in history when Honduras became the 50thcountry to ratify the United Nations’ Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Arms. This treaty, now in…

Costa Rica: This impunity cannot be tolerated

International organisations call for an end to violence and impunity against indigenous human rights defenders In March last year, indigenous leader Sergio Rojas was killed at his home after being shot 15 times. This brutal attack drew international attention and…