Costa Rican woman raped while abroad

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Local news reports on the rape of a Costa Rican woman in Guatemala this past Monday was confirmed Thursday in a statement by the foreign relations ministry.

The reports said that the woman was apparently a women’s rights activists and member of the Costa Rican feminist organization, Centro Feminista de Información Acción. The group, also called Cefemina, has roots all the way back to 1975, according to the website, and is dedicated towards the defense and promotion of women’s rights in Costa Rica but also in supporting the global movement.

Costa Rican news reports said that woman is 23-years old and was apparently kidnapped and raped by a group of men. The consulate for Costa Rica in Guatemala said that it is providing personal assistance to her and her family. The Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto also emphasized it is cooperating with Guatemalan authorities to guarantee her access to medical care and justice.

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