The embassy’s donation will fund operations of the ministry’s Air Surveillance Service – in particular, the special missions carried out using an aircraft seized from two drug smugglers.
Five university students were murdered in a small apartment in Liberia, Guanacaste in Costa Rica Thursday morning. Another was in critical condition in a local hospital as of Thursday night.
Costa Rica’s General Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría Guzmán said shoddy work on the failed project caused economic losses for the country of some ₡1.2 billion ($2 million).
The passage of a new corporate tax bill, now just one vote away in the Legislative Assembly, would create job openings for 1,000 new police officers in Costa Rica, government officials announced Monday.
Youssef Khater’s checkered past reads like something out of a novel. His story took another turn Tuesday when Costa Rican police arrested him in Puerto Viejo.
The amount of deaths from homicides and traffic accidents rose again last year, breaking Costa Rican records for both categories.
An attempted robbery on a U.S. tourist ended with townspeople of Manuel Antonio, Quepos surrounding the would-be thieves in a citizen’s arrest.
The Judicial Investigation Police this week reported they have recorded 555 murders this year, just two less than the total number of homicides recorded in 2015. Crime figures last year prompted OIJ to declare 2015 as Costa Rica’s most violent year in record.
Traffic Police Director Mario Calderón said that he does not believe the reduction in fines will prompt an increase in traffic violations, as they do not represent a significant change.
Members from the famed Genovese crime family were arrested Thursday after being linked to a Costa Rican-based bookmaking operation.