Two Costa Ricans investigated for role in international child porn ring
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Two Costa Ricans investigated for role in international child porn ring

Michael Krumholtz - April 4, 2017

Two Costa Rican men are being investigated for their apparent role in a worldwide child pornography chat group, according to a Tuesday press release from the Prosecutor's Office. The…

Three inmates suffer burns, 127 evacuated during prison mutiny in San José
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Three inmates suffer burns, 127 evacuated during prison mutiny in San José

L. Arias - March 30, 2017

Four inmates and two guards of the San Sebastian prison in southern San José had to be rushed to San Juan de Dios Hospital with various injuries caused by a…

Costa Rican prosecutors investigate luxury condominium fraud in Central Valley
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican prosecutors investigate luxury condominium fraud in Central Valley

Michael Krumholtz - February 20, 2017

The Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office has opened up an investigation into real estate developer Homes Grupo Inmobiliario after complaints of consumer fraud have surfaced. A press release from the…

Attempted robbery goes awry when burglar gets caught in window
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Attempted robbery goes awry when burglar gets caught in window

Michael Krumholtz - January 30, 2017

If you're going to be a cat burglar, you better be able to fit through tight spaces. A 24-year-old would-be thief identified only by the last name…

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…

Costa Rican tourism cop locked up and robbed at police station
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican tourism cop locked up and robbed at police station

Michael Krumholtz - December 13, 2016

A Costa Rican tourism police station in Santa Teresa, on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, was robbed on Friday after two men locked up an officer at the station…

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.…

Park rangers arrested in drug bust
Costa Rica
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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…

San José to get nearly 100 new security cameras
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Costa Rica
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San José to get nearly 100 new security cameras

L. Arias - August 9, 2016

The Municipality of San José last weekend began installing 95 new security cameras at parks and other public areas in the capital with the aim at keeping surveillance around…

Judge orders closure of overcrowded San Sebastián prison
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Costa Rica
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Judge orders closure of overcrowded San Sebastián prison

Michael Krumholtz - August 1, 2016

Costa Rica's overcrowded San Sebastián prison that inmates describe as "hell on Earth" could be closing its gates for good after a San José judge ordered it shut down.…