Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud
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Costa Rica
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Israeli investor accuses U.S. man of heading medical marijuana fraud

Michael Krumholtz - March 27, 2017

A U.S. businessman is accused of using Costa Rica’s medical marijuana bill to defraud an Israeli investor out of thousands of dollars, according to an official complaint…

Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica detains Somalian on terrorist alert

Michael Krumholtz - March 23, 2017

Costa Rican authorities say they detained a suspected terrorist in the country Wednesday after receiving an alert from U.S. immigration officials. Pubic Security Minister Gustavo Mata said in…

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…

President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence
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Costa Rica
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President Luis Guillermo Solís to meet with U.S. Vice President Michael Pence

L. Arias - March 7, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís will visit Washington, D.C. and New York during an official trip from March 13-17. He announced the tour in a post on his Facebook profile on…

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…

U.S. tourist victim of hit and run involving Presidency Ministry car
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Costa Rica
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U.S. tourist victim of hit and run involving Presidency Ministry car

Michael Krumholtz - February 23, 2017

A walk through downtown San José nearly turned deadly for one U.S. tourist when a car registered to Costa Rica's Presidency Ministry allegedly ran into her before…

Messages promoting a coup d’état apparently came from Costa Rican police
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Costa Rica
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Messages promoting a coup d’état apparently came from Costa Rican police

Michael Krumholtz - February 21, 2017

Audio messages apparently recorded by members of Costa Rica's National Police Force feature at least a few police officers toying with the idea of starting a coup d'état. Why…

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…

Ten new parties register for the 2018 election
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Costa Rica
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Ten new parties register for the 2018 election

L. Arias - February 7, 2017

The Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) confirmed that it has received 10 applications from new political parties interested in participating in the national elections on Feb. 4, 2018.…

Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms
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Government tables draft bills aimed at approving fiscal reforms

L. Arias - January 28, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís will table a series of draft bills at the Legislative Assembly designed to increase government income and curb the country’s fiscal deficit, Casa Presidencial…