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…

Four U.S. men charged in connection with billion-dollar Costa Rica sportsbook operation
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Four U.S. men charged in connection with billion-dollar Costa Rica sportsbook operation

Michael Krumholtz - July 1, 2016

A billion-dollar sports gambling operation based out of San José, Costa Rica may be out of luck after United States authorities arrested the men they say are the…

Coast Guard seizes 2.5 tons of sailfish
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Coast Guard seizes 2.5 tons of sailfish

Michael Krumholtz - June 30, 2016

Coast Guard officials nabbed 2.5 tons of illegal sailfish off the coast of Caldera, Puntarenas Wednesday afternoon, marking the largest ever confiscation of sailfish here. According to the…

Central America arrests break up major human trafficking ring, police say
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Central America arrests break up major human trafficking ring, police say

L. Arias - June 29, 2016

Judicial and immigration officials in Costa Rica on Tuesday arrested two men suspected of forming part of a criminal group responsible for smuggling migrants across the Americas on their…

Liberty Reserve founder gets 20 years in prison for money laundering
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Costa Rica
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Liberty Reserve founder gets 20 years in prison for money laundering

L. Arias - May 9, 2016

The founder of defunct virtual currency company Liberty Reserve has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for using his Costa Rica-based business to help cyber criminals launder…

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

Mafia profits tempt Colombia’s Marxist rebels as peace nears
Colombia
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Colombia
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Mafia profits tempt Colombia’s Marxist rebels as peace nears

Andrew Willis | Bloomberg - February 28, 2016

In January, parts of the city of Buenaventura on Colombia's Pacific coast began observing a 10 p.m. curfew. The source of the order was not the mayor…