Accused serial killer ‘Wild Bill’ Holbert asks forgiveness for murders of U.S. expats
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Accused serial killer ‘Wild Bill’ Holbert asks forgiveness for murders of U.S. expats

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Accused U.S. serial killer William "Wild Bill" Holbert asked for forgiveness Monday for the crimes attributed to him in Panama and said that…

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…

Locals in Manuel Antonio prevent robbery of U.S. tourist with citizen’s arrest
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Costa Rica
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Locals in Manuel Antonio prevent robbery of U.S. tourist with citizen’s arrest

Michael Krumholtz - January 2, 2017

A pickpocket attempt on crowded Manuel Antonio Beach on New Year's Day quickly went haywire for three men who tried to snatch the purse off a U.S. tourist.…

Notorious crime family members indicted; alleged ties to Costa Rican sportsbook
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Costa Rica
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Notorious crime family members indicted; alleged ties to Costa Rican sportsbook

Michael Krumholtz - December 16, 2016

United States authorities indicted 13 men in New York City on Thursday who had apparent connections to a sportsbook operation located in Costa Rica. Local prosecutors said the defendants have ties…

Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer
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Costa Rica
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Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer

Michael Krumholtz - December 1, 2016

Officials from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested four people Wednesday morning in connection with a triple murder in Sardinal, Puntarenas that happened nearly a year ago. After…

Cuba Dave found guilty of promoting sex tourism, faces five more years in prison
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Cuba Dave found guilty of promoting sex tourism, faces five more years in prison

Michael Krumholtz - November 16, 2016

David Strecker, known more widely by his Internet moniker "Cuba Dave," earned the unenviable distinction of being the first person convicted under Costa Rica's relatively new Sex…

On eve of historic sex tourism trial, Cuba Dave is optimistic he’ll be acquitted
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Costa Rica
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On eve of historic sex tourism trial, Cuba Dave is optimistic he’ll be acquitted

Michael Krumholtz - November 8, 2016

Wearing a custom hat bearing the Cuba Dave brand name, cargo shorts, and sandals, Dave Strecker sticks out even after all this time locked up in the senior wing of…

US man shot, killed outside Jacó club
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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…

Man arrested for pimping underage prostitutes in Escazú
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Man arrested for pimping underage prostitutes in Escazú

Michael Krumholtz - September 12, 2016

Police arrested 59-year-old Joaquín Burgues at his hotel in Guachipelín de Escazú this weekend on allegations that he was pimping underage prostitutes at his business, according to…

Trial against U.S. sex tourist Cuba Dave begins
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Trial against U.S. sex tourist Cuba Dave begins

Michael Krumholtz - August 24, 2016

Following a year in preventive detention in Costa Rica, a potentially historic trial against noted sex tourist David Strecker has finally gotten underway. The trial began Monday but was postponed…