Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun

L. Arias - June 12, 2017

Just one day after President Luis Guillermo Solís signed the new Animal Welfare Bill  into law, officials from the private refuge ZooAve confirmed the death of a toucan…

Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents detained five U.S. men suspected of running a criminal gang that allegedly swindled $9 million from U.S. seniors through a call-center scam. Agents…

Legislative Assembly approves new traffic fines
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Legislative Assembly approves new traffic fines

L. Arias - June 7, 2017

The Legislative Assembly approved a bill to amend Costa Rica’s Traffic Law, mostly to include new fines, in a second and final round of debate yesterday. One of…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
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Costa Rica
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture

Michael Krumholtz - May 4, 2017

After six men were arrested aboard a boat off Costa Rica's Pacific coast with what authorities said was more than one ton of cocaine, it took more than…

Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say

Michael Krumholtz - April 14, 2017

Four men caught off the coast of Limón with more than one ton of marijuana onboard their ship were allowed to walk free by ruling of an area judge Thursday. The decision…

Costa Rican computer engineer awarded a Pulitzer Prize
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican computer engineer awarded a Pulitzer Prize

L. Arias - April 11, 2017

Rigoberto Carvajal Pérez, a computer engineer, became the first Tico to win a Pulitzer Prize on Monday. He is part of the team that investigated and exposed the…

Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver

Michael Krumholtz - April 11, 2017

A six-hour bus ride in Costa Rica quickly turned into a nightmare for a young woman Monday. The woman, identified only by her Facebook name of Fabiola CH,…

Foreigner caught stealing hours after being detained for threatening neighbors with machete
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Foreigner caught stealing hours after being detained for threatening neighbors with machete

Michael Krumholtz - April 5, 2017

A Swedish man had the unique dishonor of being apprehended twice in the same day on Tuesday in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula. The 25-year-old man, identified only by the…

Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel

Michael Krumholtz - April 4, 2017

A Salvadoran man recently deported from the United States appears to be the principal suspect in the murder of a woman at a San José hotel, authorities…