2 dead after drug plane crashes in northwestern Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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2 dead after drug plane crashes in northwestern Costa Rica

AFP - April 8, 2016

Two people are dead after a small aircraft loaded with cocaine crashed Thursday in northwestern Costa Rica, near the Pacific coastal village of Nosara, the country's Public Security…

Costa Rican man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral
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Argentina
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Costa Rican man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - April 7, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Costa Rican citizen Alejandro Jiménez, known as 'El Palidejo,' was sentenced Thursday in Guatemala to 50 years in prison for masterminding the 2011…

Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further
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Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - March 24, 2016

A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called this week for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and…

Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers
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Corruption
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Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers

The Tico Times - March 18, 2016

A former prominent judge in the Caribbean province of Limón was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for issuing favorable rulings to drug traffickers. Rosa Elena Gamboa…

Waging peace in Colombia
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Crime
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Waging peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos - March 15, 2016

See: It's time to end the war on drugs BOGOTÁ – Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the…

It’s time to end the war on drugs
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Crime
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It’s time to end the war on drugs

Michael Cox and John Collins - March 14, 2016

Few question that the “war on drugs” has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled…

Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust
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Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust

Zach Dyer - March 4, 2016

The Costa Rica Prosecutor’s Office requested six months of preventive prison for four suspects from the U.S., Colombia and Costa Rica arrested during four raids around the San José…

El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US
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Crime
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El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US

Yemelí Ortega and Carola Solé | The Tico Times - March 2, 2016

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has asked his lawyers to speed up his extradition to the United States out of "desperation" over being…

VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord
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VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord

Sarah Larimer | The Washington Post - February 22, 2016

The wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán -- the Mexican drug lord who was recaptured earlier this year, months after his escape from a maximum-security prison --…

Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence
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Business
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Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence

Karl Kahler - February 17, 2016

Dan Fowlie was wearing a tropical shirt and a suntan when I met him in The Tico Times lobby close to 5 o’clock on Friday, looking good…