An ongoing debate about a case of alleged rape has Costa Rica discussing its laws, the Catholic Church, and human rights. Photo for illustrative purposes.
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“If we have a girl whose physical and emotional health are going to be damaged because an abortion isn’t offered to her, then what are we doing as a society?” lawyer Larissa Arroyo asked The Tico Times.
The license plate number witnesses tied to a car that hit a 74-year-old U.S. woman matched a 2009 Nissan X-Trail registered to the Presidency Ministry.
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U.S. traveler Shirley Folger was an apparent victim of a hit-and-run in downtown San José when she was struck by a car registered to Costa Rica’s Presidency Ministry.
Peter Scouras, 33, of Winnipeg, Canada drowned Monday off Costa Rica’s central pacific coast, Red Cross authorities confirmed.
(Courtesy of Facebook/Winnipeg Saracens Rugby Football Club)
Canadian Peter Scouras, 33, drowned Monday afternoon off the coast of Playa Hermosa in Puntarenas while he was in the country to take part in a rugby tournament.
Some police officers upset about a new work schedule are considering a strike. Others, though audio messages circulating on social media, are apparently threatening something a bit more drastic.
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Audio messages circulating on social media, apparently recorded by police officers upset about a new work schedule, propose a “golpe de Estado.”
William “Wild Bill” Holbert, along with partner Laura Michelle Reese, is believed to have killed at least five U.S. citizens over several years.
(Courtesy of Panama-Guide)
Accused serial killer William “Wild Bill” Holbert asked Panamanians to forgive him for his murders because, he said, he only killed expats, rather than citizens of Panama.
The Costa Rican Prosecutor’s Office said some of the alleged victims paid up to $50,000 to Homes Grupo Inmobilario before the company stopped taking calls and answering emails.
(Screenshot from YouTube/Homes Grupo Inmobiliario)
On Monday, Costa Rican prosecutors announced they are launching an investigation of real estate group Homes Grupo Inmobilario for various developments in the Central Valley.
A deceased crocodile turned up near the same section of Puntarenas coast where many thousands of dead sardines washed up earlier this week.
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Something very bad is happening in the Gulf of Nicoya, where a dead crocodile turned up just days after thousands of dead sardines washed ashore.
More than two kilometers of beach near Manzanillo, on the Gulf of Nicoya, were filled with dead fish Wednesday morning, authorities said.
Hordes of sardines washed ashore on the Gulf of Nicoya Wednesday morning in a bizarre phenomenon that may have to do with the species’ eating habits.
Former president of the Costa Rican Football Federation Eduardo Li could receive a lifetime ban from international football after pleading guilty last October to racketeering charges in a U.S. court.
FIFA opened up a case against former Costa Rican football head Eduardo Li Wednesday that could result in his lifetime ban from the sport.
Dan Fowlie during a 2016 visit to The Tico Times offices. During that interview, Fowlie said he was bent on recovering all of the land he owned in Pavones, the beach town on Costa Rica’s southwest corner that Fowlie helped build.
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The former ‘King of Pavones’ has been denied entry into Costa Rica again, complicating his quest to regain all the beachfront property that was once his in the idyllic hamlet in the country’s southwest corner.