Public Security Ministry to build police station in Puerto Viejo
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Public Security Ministry to build police station in Puerto Viejo

L. Arias - March 14, 2017

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) confirmed that it will build a police station in the coastal town of Puerto Viejo, in the Caribbean province of Limón. Vice…

Canadian tourist stabbed to death on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast
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Costa Rica
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Canadian tourist stabbed to death on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

L. Arias - March 6, 2017

Residents of the southern Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, found the body of a Canadian man with a knife wound on the right side of…

Costa Rica film distributor launches anti-piracy campaign
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica film distributor launches anti-piracy campaign

L. Arias - March 1, 2017

San José-based film distributor Romaly has launched an initiative to fight online piracy in Costa Rica, which has one of the highest rates of piracy in Latin…

Debate continues over pregnancy of girl allegedly raped by father
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Costa Rica
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Debate continues over pregnancy of girl allegedly raped by father

Michael Krumholtz - February 25, 2017

The recent accusation against a father who allegedly raped and impregnated his 12-year-old daughter has generated waves of controversy through Costa Rica. In the midst of a growing…

Accused serial killer ‘Wild Bill’ Holbert asks forgiveness for murders of U.S. expats
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Costa Rica
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Accused serial killer ‘Wild Bill’ Holbert asks forgiveness for murders of U.S. expats

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Accused U.S. serial killer William "Wild Bill" Holbert asked for forgiveness Monday for the crimes attributed to him in Panama and said that…

Costa Rican prosecutors investigate luxury condominium fraud in Central Valley
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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…

FIFA panel seeks lifetime ban for ex-Costa Rican football president Eduardo Li
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Corruption
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FIFA panel seeks lifetime ban for ex-Costa Rican football president Eduardo Li

AFP - February 15, 2017

FIFA's ethics watchdog is seeking a lifetime ban against two disgraced Central American former football executives, Guatemala's Brayan Jiménez and Costa Rican Eduardo Li, over bribery and…

Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again
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Costa Rica
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Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again

Michael Krumholtz - February 13, 2017

Dan Fowlie, the one-time "King of Pavones" who is currently involved in a major land dispute in the town he helped build, has again been blocked from…

Costa Rican authorities investigate explosives left on La Platina bridge
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican authorities investigate explosives left on La Platina bridge

Michael Krumholtz - February 8, 2017

Not a day goes by in Costa Rica when people aren't talking about "La Platina," the main bridge connecting Alajuela to San José that seems to be perpetually…

President Luis Guillermo Solís orders plan to protect cyclists
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís orders plan to protect cyclists

L. Arias - February 6, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís ordered a group of his ministers and officials to draft, within 30 days, a comprehensive plan to improve protection for cyclists. Solís announced the…