Costa Rica takes a stand against homophobic bullying

 Costa Rica takes a stand against homophobic  bullying

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Every May 17, private schools and public schools in the country carry out activities to promote respect for the gay, lesbian, bisexual and  transgender community.

Starting this year, the Ministry of Public Education (MEP ) included the celebration against all forms of discrimination based on sexual orientation.

The purpose of the celebration is to educate people to prevent bullying in the classroom.

“The idea is to educate to respect all people, regardless of sexual orientation. In grade school  there is a high level of bullying towards people who are gay,” said Francisco Madrigal, head of the  Research Center and Promotion of Human Rights for  Central America  (CIPAC) .

The CIPAC also offers workshops to address human rights and sexual diversity in the classroom.

“This is a crucial step to introduce education regarding affectivity and sexuality in order to break myths that deny our young people the right to form something human and healthy such as the enjoyment of sexuality,” said Education Minister Leonardo Garnier in the presentation of the 2014 school calendar .

Homophobia is the set of beliefs, opinions, attitudes and behavior of aggression, hatred, contempt, ridicule and other related forms of discrimination occurring against sexually diverse people.

In 2008 , was published in the Official Gazette, the Executive Decree N ° . 34399 – S , which declared May 17 as “National Day Against Homophobia .”

That day was chosen because it coincides with the elimination of homosexuality from the list of mental illnesses by the General Assembly of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1990.

Anniversary 2013

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Approaches the 30th anniversary of your hotel colors, and you’re invited to celebrate with us this November 30th, with a lively party, show, welcome cocktails and a very pleasant evening to share with your old and new friends.

from 10am we will have a pool party, the entry completely free so you do not miss it.

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 In colors the fun never ends,

always find new friends and new experiences.

 

Guanabana? (Soursop)

 

Facts & Revolutionary uses of the Soursop (Guanabana)

Soursop / Guanabana

If you haven’t heard about the delicious and nutritious Soursop, or  Guanabana, I’m very pleased to introduce to you this amazing fruit that has recently gained popularity because of it’s rich sour-sweet flavor but mostly because of it’s healing properties against cancer. I’ve put together some information about the Soursop for you to be able to identify it. Make sure that when you’re visiting Costa Rica you order yourself either a Guanabana juice at a sodita (traditional Costa Rican restaurant) or buy a ripe Soursop at the supermarket.

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. Scientific name is Annona muricata.

2. Originally from Peru but it’s grown all across Central America.

3. The Soursop tree reaches between 8 and 10 meters of height.

4. The Soursop tree is a tropical climate tree.

5. The Soursop fruit itself can reach between 10 to 40 inches long and weigh up to 4 Kilos.

 

The fruit should be cut when the Soursop has reached its maturity which is noticeable as the fruit loses some of its dark green color and becomes slightly more opaque and their spines become more soft and pliable. Its flesh is very aromatic creamy and juicy inside, the seeds are covered with flesh and each fruit can contain up to about 20 seeds.

NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Provides minerals like potassium, phosphorus, iron, calcium, lipids, has a high caloric value due to the presence of carbohydrates and is also rich in vitamin C and pro-vitamin A, and vitamin B.

MEDICAL USE

Colon cancer.- Prostate cancer.- Breast cancer.- Kidney Cancer.- Gastric cancer.- Cancer of the pancreas.- Heals and cures ulcers of the colon.- Cure diverticulitis.- Cures chronic constipation.- Strengthens the intestinal flora.- Regulate the temperature of the stomach.- Cure the flu.- Cures cold.- Cure sinusitis.- Kill the lice and nits.- greatly improves rheumatism.- Cure lymphatic cancer.- Heals thyroid cancer.

 COUNTRIES THAT HAVE VALIDATED ITS MEDICINAL ACTION

Brazil,Colombia, Indonesia, China, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, Dominican Republic, United States, Philippines, Suriname.