Not even politicians are safe from crime in Costa Rica
Citizen Action Party (PAC) legislative candidate and former lawmaker Epsy Campbell joins a growing list of crime victims in Costa Rica, following the burglary of her home Sunday night.
According to Judicial Investigation Police, thieves made off with some ₡5 million ($10,000) in personal possessions, including TV sets, computers, phones, jewelery and Cambell’s passport.
A domestic worker discovered the crime scene, located in San Isidro de Heredia, northwest of the capital. Campbell was out of town at the time, vacationing on the Caribbean coast.
Campbell’s family had moved to Heredia after her former home in Coronado, north of San José, was burglarized three years ago. Campbell also was the victim of a mugging while serving as lawmaker from 2002-2006.
In 2006, Campbell was Ottón Solís’ vice presidential running mate. She finished third this year in PAC’s presidential primaries, behind winner Luis Guillermo Solís and lawmaker Juan Carlos Mendoza.
Other prominent politicians also have been victims of crime this year, including Education Minister Leonardo Garnier and Libertarian Movement lawmaker Patricia Pérez.
You may be interested
UN Committee Against Torture concerned by prison overcrowding in Costa RicaLuis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - March 20, 2019
A United Nations committee expressed its concern regarding the high rate of incarceration in the country's prisons. The committee in…
The Tico Times on Radio Dos: Community organizes to fight firesThe Tico Times - March 20, 2019
Did you hear The Tico Times on Radio Dos this morning? The Tico Times has teamed with Radio Dos to…
Venezuelan diplomat in Costa Rica accuses Guaidó-appointed ambassador of usurping embassyAFP and The Tico Times - March 20, 2019
The diplomatic representation of Venezuela in Costa Rica accused in court the ambassador appointed by Juan Guaidó of usurpation after…