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
Costa Rica
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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…

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…

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

Public Security Ministry to build police station in Puerto Viejo
Crime
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Crime
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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
Costa Rica
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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…

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

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