Six suspects arrested for fraud scheme that caused millions in losses
Corruption
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Corruption
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Six suspects arrested for fraud scheme that caused millions in losses

L. Arias - March 28, 2017

Officers from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested six people during 18 raids in five provinces conducted Tuesday morning. Agents raided the National…

Costa Rican prosecutors investigate luxury condominium fraud in Central Valley
Costa Rica
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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…

UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids

Michael Krumholtz - February 3, 2017

2:05 p.m. Friday update OIJ Director Walter Espinoza said in a press conference that the canine unit was able to locate a kitchen knife, which he said…

Attempted robbery goes awry when burglar gets caught in window
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Attempted robbery goes awry when burglar gets caught in window

Michael Krumholtz - January 30, 2017

If you're going to be a cat burglar, you better be able to fit through tight spaces. A 24-year-old would-be thief identified only by the last name…

Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director

Michael Krumholtz - January 23, 2017

The shocking multiple homicide that left five university students dead early Thursday morning in Liberia, Guanacaste was likely carried out by a single actor, according to Walter Espinoza,…

Five students brutally murdered in Liberia
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Five students brutally murdered in Liberia

Michael Krumholtz - January 19, 2017

Five university students were found Thursday morning in a studio apartment in Liberia with their throats slashed in an apparent multiple homicide. Ranging in ages 22 to 24, most…

UPDATE: ‘International con artist’ quickly released after arrest in Puerto Viejo on fraud charge
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: ‘International con artist’ quickly released after arrest in Puerto Viejo on fraud charge

Michael Krumholtz - January 5, 2017

UPDATE Friday Jan. 6 at 2:46 p.m.:  Following his arrest Tuesday morning in Puerto Viejo, Danish national Youssef Khater was quickly released by Costa Rican authorities, according to…

Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Just over half of people in Costa Rica feel highly unsafe and think crime in the country has grown, according to a survey conducted by the University of Costa…

Costa Rican tourism cop locked up and robbed at police station
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican tourism cop locked up and robbed at police station

Michael Krumholtz - December 13, 2016

A Costa Rican tourism police station in Santa Teresa, on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, was robbed on Friday after two men locked up an officer at the station…

U.S. Embassy in San José donates police van
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy in San José donates police van

L. Arias - December 13, 2016

U.S. Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney shakes hands on Dec. 12 with San José Mayor Johnny Araya during a ceremony at which the Embassy donated a new police van…