Costa Rica – 20 Young Americans Rescued Who Suffered Various Attacks in “Teen Mentor Program” Academy

Posted on March 22, 2011 • Filed under: Costa Rica, Crime, Human Rights Latin America, Z1test

The Patronato Nacional de la Infancia (PANI) – Costa Rica’s child welfare agency – says it rescued on Monday a group of 20 American minors who allegedly received psychological and physical abuse by managers of a reformatory in Puntarenas. The academy “Teen Mentor” has been operating since 2010 in the Hotel Carra in Tarcoles de Garabito, Puntarenas. The PANI took the action to intervene following complaints from three psychologists at the academy. Ten children were transferred directly to a PANI shelter, while the case is still in under investigation. Read Article

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