Public Security Ministry to build police station in Puerto Viejo
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Crime
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Public Security Ministry to build police station in Puerto Viejo

L. Arias - March 14, 2017

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) confirmed that it will build a police station in the coastal town of Puerto Viejo, in the Caribbean province of Limón. Vice…

Canadian tourist stabbed to death on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast
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Costa Rica
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Canadian tourist stabbed to death on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

L. Arias - March 6, 2017

Residents of the southern Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, found the body of a Canadian man with a knife wound on the right side of…

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

UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids
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Costa Rica
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UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids

Michael Krumholtz - February 3, 2017

2:05 p.m. Friday update OIJ Director Walter Espinoza said in a press conference that the canine unit was able to locate a kitchen knife, which he said…

Cyclists demand better protection on Costa Rican roads
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Costa Rica
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Cyclists demand better protection on Costa Rican roads

L. Arias - January 31, 2017

The deaths of three cyclists struck by a hit-and-run driver on Sunday prompted urban biking groups to organize a public demonstration to demand tougher laws and more protection…

Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director
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Costa Rica
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Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director

Michael Krumholtz - January 23, 2017

The shocking multiple homicide that left five university students dead early Thursday morning in Liberia, Guanacaste was likely carried out by a single actor, according to Walter Espinoza,…

Five students brutally murdered in Liberia
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Costa Rica
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Five students brutally murdered in Liberia

Michael Krumholtz - January 19, 2017

Five university students were found Thursday morning in a studio apartment in Liberia with their throats slashed in an apparent multiple homicide. Ranging in ages 22 to 24, most…

Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016

Michael Krumholtz - January 3, 2017

Not even Costa Rica could avoid the curse of 2016, as it marked the most violent year in the country's history. Annual statistics confirm that Costa Rica continues…

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…

Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing
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Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing

L. Arias - October 4, 2016

Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata gave lawmakers a 30-day deadline to pass a corporate tax bill that would give the ministry more funds for policing. If they don't,…