Costa Rica court convicts U.S. investor of fraud
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica court convicts U.S. investor of fraud

Michael Krumholtz - February 19, 2016

While Judge Isabel Porras read out the counts against U.S. investor Cyrus Sepehr in a San José courtroom Thursday, he lowered his head to the wooden table,…

US man with post-polio syndrome protests ‘inhumane conditions’ in Costa Rica prison
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US man with post-polio syndrome protests ‘inhumane conditions’ in Costa Rica prison

Michael Krumholtz - January 18, 2016

When Iranian-American Cyrus Sepehr was thrown into a preventive prison in Costa Rica under suspicion of fraud, he could still walk. But in just four months he's been…

Dutch couple, laborer found dead at Costa Rica farm
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Crime
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Dutch couple, laborer found dead at Costa Rica farm

Zach Dyer - January 5, 2016

A Dutch couple and one of their employees were found dead Monday on a hardwood plantation in Puntarenas near Costa Rica's central Pacific coast. The victims have…

Tamarindo hotel owner assaulted again, months after break-in left husband dead
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Tamarindo hotel owner assaulted again, months after break-in left husband dead

Michael Krumholtz - December 2, 2015

Less than eight months after three masked men broke into her Playa Langosta hotel, beat her husband -- who later died -- and took off with their life savings,…

U.S. man accused of soliciting a minor for sex in Costa Rica says he is being extorted
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Crime
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U.S. man accused of soliciting a minor for sex in Costa Rica says he is being extorted

Michael Krumholtz - December 1, 2015

The 57-year-old U.S. man who was arrested Nov. 21 on accusations of paying an underage girl for sex says that he is a victim of extortion. Prosecutors claim that…

US man accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Escazú
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US man accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Escazú

Michael Krumholtz - November 23, 2015

Authorities in Costa Rica arrested a 57-year-old man from the United States on Saturday, accusing him of sexually assaulting a minor last July. Agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ)…

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Costa Rica police analyze burned bones found on property of missing U.S. citizen

L. Arias - April 17, 2015

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) said Friday that it had discovered burned remains, apparently human, on the property of U.S. citizen Robert Stewart, 72, who was reported missing on…

Police seize $1 million collection of pre-Columbian art in Santa Ana
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Arts and Culture
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Police seize $1 million collection of pre-Columbian art in Santa Ana

Zach Dyer - October 27, 2014

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided the Santa Ana home of a German man on Oct. 22, seizing a large collection of unregistered pre-Columbian art worth as much as $1…

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US woman killed in southern Costa Rica after attacker hits her in head with a rock

Zach Dyer - July 23, 2014

Update: The Judicial Investigation police published a clarification that the woman's name was Kropf, not Crock as originally reported by the authorities. A U.S. woman was killed with…

A letter from a Costa Rican jail
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A letter from a Costa Rican jail

Zach Dyer - July 1, 2014

Update Monday, July 7: Patrick Hundley appeared before a judge in Puntarenas to appeal his $2 million bail Monday. The judge reduced his bail to $1.5 million,…