Eduardo Li of Costa Rica, leaves the Court of the Eastern District in Brooklyn, New York following a preliminary hearing in the FIFA scandal last year. FIFA announced Friday that Li, the ex-president of the Costa Rican Football Federation, will be suspended for life for his involvement in the racketeering scheme.
A FIFA panel decided Friday to ban Eduardo Li for life for his role in the widespread bribery and corruption scandal.
The Costa Rican Coast Guard came to the aid of a U.S. family of four Thursday on the Pacific Ocean when their kayak went adrift.
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A family of four from the U.S. was rescued while adrift in the sea on their kayak in the Pacific Ocean near Playa Flamingo.
For illustrative purposes only. A crocodile was reportedly suffocated during an annual Guanacaste tradition called “La Lagarteada” this weekend.
A traditional Good Friday celebration resulted in the death of a crocodile in a Guanacaste town.
A child carries a cross at Nicoya’s Good Friday procession, April 14, 2017.
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Despite the approximately 35°C heat in Nicoya this Good Friday, the Nicoyan people dressed up and headed to the streets to recreate the Via Crucis.
Costa Rican police say a Limón judge was wrong to free four men caught aboard a ship with one ton of marijuana Wednesday.
Even though police said the men were throwing drugs off the boat and into the sea at the sight of officers, they were allowed to walk free after a ruling from a Limón judge.
An image from an ad campaign last year made by the Costa Rican government warned against sexual harassment on buses. On Monday, a young woman riding a bus published a video of a man in the seat behind her reaching down her shirt.
A woman traveling on a bus Monday in Costa Rica filmed a man touching her beneath her shirt. She said via Facebook that she showed the video to the bus operators who told her all she could do was move seats.
A Cuban migrant shows his documents to a Costa Rican migration officer in 2016. On the heels of the recent migrant crisis, Panama has now transported more than 70 Cuban migrants to Costa Rica’s border, according to at least one of the migrants.
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Panama officials are denying that they dropped off more than 70 Cuban migrants to the border with Costa Rica.
The 25-year-old Swedish suspect with the last name of Andersson was detained for two different incidents Tuesday in Costa Rica’s Nicoya Peninsula.
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Police said Andersson was caught in the act of stealing items from a grocery just hours after threatening neighbors with a machete.
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The Salvadoran man was deported from Los Angeles, California in September of 2016, and entered Costa Rica a few days later.
The suspects are believed to have belonged to a WhatsApp chat group distributing child porn.
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The men that were identified only by their last names – Matamoros Duarte and Rojas Jiménez – were briefly detained Monday following police raids in San Pedro and Heredia