Thursday Statistics (14/09)

Last Thursday we were a  group of six volunteers (it was the night before Independence Day). We met a good majority of the people at our starting point, the AMPM in Barrio de la California, and continued through the Zona Roja, down to Avenida Central. In total we gave out food, drinks and…

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Investigation into sexual exploitation in Costa Rica leads to five suspects being arrested, and numerous victims rescued!

After six months of a thorough investigation, police in Costa Rica arrested five suspects of being involved in a ring of human trafficking in Santa Clara de Upala. The police raided a bar and in there they found six women from Nicaragua whom were living in despicable conditions. Furthermore, one of the women…

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Does Legalized Prostitution Increase Human Trafficking?

Human trafficking is one of the dark sides of globalization! And because it is a problem mostly caused by globalization, globalization scholars most often undermine the power of national sovereignty. This leads to apparent neglect the impact that national policies crafted at the domestic level can still exert on problems of globalization. Based…

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Thursday Statistics (07/09)

This past Thursday we were a group of eleven volunteers and welcomed two more Ticos into our group. We are really happy to see the number of locals increasing in our program! We started off at the usual place Bairro California and walked around the city skipping the Red District zone to avoid…

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One small gesture goes a long way.

I thought I could not make a difference, that the problems the homeless face were too big for me to handle, but then I went out on the Outreach Program and realised that one small gesture can turn the life of a homeless around… Just like watching our volunteers make a difference inspires…

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Thursday Statistics (31/08)

This past Thursday we were a group of 8 volunteers and welcomed two more newbies into our group! We started off at the usual place in the AMPM in Bairro California and walked around the city according to hints we would get from the people we talked to of where there would be…

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Volunteer of the Month: David Charnock

This month’s volunteer of the month is David Charnock and we could not be happier to have him on our team! Although he has only been with us for a short period of time, it is already hard to imagine Casa Milagro without him! He is a regular every thursday night and already…

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The Unseen Correlation Between Homeless Youth and Human Trafficking

Human trafficking and exploitation have been around for thousands of years, but in this era that we live now of globalisation it is undeniable that the problem has intensified immensely. Therefore, now more than ever, it is the time to consider why for decades activists and legislators have fought to end human trafficking…

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Thursday Statistics (24/08)

Last thursday we were a group of 12 volunteers despite the rainy day. We started at our usual spot where we struggled to carry all the donations we had that day. We had “arroz con atún”, noodle soups, sleeping bags, sandwiches, orange juice, té frío, shoes, clothes and toiletries! Also, because we were…

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Advances in Costa Rica Human Organ Trafficking Case

In 2013 an arrest of a head of nephrology from one of the most recognised hospitals in Costa Rica led to a shocking revelation of an international organ trafficking operation running in Costa Rica. Since then, three more doctors have been arrested in connection with this case and twenty-five witnesses have agreed to…

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