Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring

AFP - May 24, 2018

Costa Rican authorities dismantled an international cocaine trafficking ring that used fishing boats on the country's southern Pacific coast. The successful operation was supported by the governments…

Costa Rica murder rate hits record high in 2017
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Crime
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Costa Rica murder rate hits record high in 2017

AFP - January 4, 2018

Costa Rica recorded its highest-ever annual murder rate in 2017, authorities said this week, blaming score-settling between gangs and drug trafficking for the rise. The nation of…

National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year
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National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

The number of property crimes in the Caribbean province of Limón fell during the first six months of this year compared to figures from 2016, the National Police confirmed…

Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert
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Concerts
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Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert

L. Arias - July 10, 2017

Agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) detained a 22-year-old man as the main suspect of posting threats of an attack at the concert of U.S. pop singer…

U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial
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Ann Patton
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U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

Ann Patton Bender, the widow of U.S. financier John Felix Bender, will face prosecutors who, for the fourth time in seven years, will try to prove that she…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
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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…

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…