Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say
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Caribbean
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Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say

Michael Krumholtz - April 14, 2017

Four men caught off the coast of Limón with more than one ton of marijuana onboard their ship were allowed to walk free by ruling of an area judge Thursday. The decision…

Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again
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Costa Rica
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Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again

Michael Krumholtz - February 13, 2017

Dan Fowlie, the one-time "King of Pavones" who is currently involved in a major land dispute in the town he helped build, has again been blocked from…

U.S. Embassy makes donation to support air surveillance operations in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy makes donation to support air surveillance operations in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in San José gave Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry a $1 million donation consisting of spare parts, equipment and maintenance service for an aircraft, the ministry reported in…

Costa Rican drug traffickers connected to Italian mob plead guilty to shipping cocaine to the U.S.
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican drug traffickers connected to Italian mob plead guilty to shipping cocaine to the U.S.

Michael Krumholtz - November 22, 2016

Five men plead guilty to international drug trafficking last Friday in a San Carlos courtroom, according to the Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office. Costa Rican investigators said the men…

Judge approves extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán
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Crime
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Judge approves extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

AFP - October 20, 2016

Mexico's government moved closer on Thursday to achieving the extradition of notorious drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States, after a judge rejected an appeal.…

Five Costa Ricans caught with 600 kilos of cocaine off Colombian coast
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Costa Rica
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Five Costa Ricans caught with 600 kilos of cocaine off Colombian coast

Michael Krumholtz - October 14, 2016

Colombia's navy captured five Costa Rican men on board a boat containing more than half a ton of cocaine off Colombia's Malpelo Island in the Pacific Ocean…

US man shot, killed outside Jacó club
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Costa Rica
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US man shot, killed outside Jacó club

The Tico Times - September 28, 2016

Updated at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 A 38-year-old U.S. man was killed in the Pacific beach town of Jacó outside of a club early Wednesday…

Park rangers arrested in drug bust
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Costa Rica
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Park rangers arrested in drug bust

Michael Krumholtz - August 22, 2016

A pair of park rangers from Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) were among those arrested Monday morning in a raid on a drug trafficking organization that officials say…

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal
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Corruption
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Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal

AFP - April 15, 2016

 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales resigned on Friday after being mired in a scandal in which a cabal of corrupt top police officers reportedly ordered…