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
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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
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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
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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…

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…

Fourth cyclist victim of hit-and-run dies
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Costa Rica
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Fourth cyclist victim of hit-and-run dies

L. Arias - March 21, 2017

Lucía Mata Durán, the fourth cyclist who was run over by a speeding driver on Jan. 29, died Tuesday afternoon, the press office of Calderón Guardia Hospital confirmed.…