Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83
Central America
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Central America
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Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega dies at 83

L. Arias - May 30, 2017

PANAMA CITY - Former Panamanian dictator Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, who was ousted from power by U.S. soldiers in 1989 and spent years in prison for drug trafficking…

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…

Venezuelan lawmaker says in Costa Rica that her people eat from garbage trucks
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Costa Rica
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Venezuelan lawmaker says in Costa Rica that her people eat from garbage trucks

L. Arias - April 25, 2017

Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Dinorah Figuera talked about the situation in her country at a press conference at the Legislative Assembly in San José, saying that while Venezuela…

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,…

Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Panama drops off Cuban migrants on Costa Rica’s doorstep

Michael Krumholtz - April 6, 2017

Panamanian officials apparently dropped a group of 71 unwanted Cubans at the Panama-Costa Rica border Thursday in an operation highlighting a pass-the-buck strategy between Central American countries…

Costa Rica submits arguments against Nicaragua in $6.7 million environmental damage complaint
Border dispute
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Border dispute
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Costa Rica submits arguments against Nicaragua in $6.7 million environmental damage complaint

L. Arias - April 3, 2017

Costa Rica submitted a document on Monday to the International Court of Justice at The Hague that lay out the arguments underpinning the $6.7 million bill the country sent…

President Luis Guillermo Solís worried about U.S. immigration policies
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís worried about U.S. immigration policies

L. Arias - March 16, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he is concerned about the impact on Central America of U.S. plans to carry out mass deportations. Solís spoke in Washington on…

Costa Rican Coast Guard rescues U.S. tourists adrift at sea near Quepos
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Coast Guard rescues U.S. tourists adrift at sea near Quepos

Michael Krumholtz - March 14, 2017

Costa Rican Coast Guard officials rescued a trio of U.S. boaters in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Quepos after the tourists' boat went adrift Tuesday…