Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

Police discover 33 illegal landing strips along Pacific coast
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Costa Rica
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Police discover 33 illegal landing strips along Pacific coast

Michael Krumholtz - April 14, 2016

From Costa Rica's southern border with Panama north to Nicaragua, police discovered dozens of clandestine airstrips in a series of recent flyovers along the country's Pacific coast. In…

2 dead after drug plane crashes in northwestern Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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2 dead after drug plane crashes in northwestern Costa Rica

AFP - April 8, 2016

Two people are dead after a small aircraft loaded with cocaine crashed Thursday in northwestern Costa Rica, near the Pacific coastal village of Nosara, the country's Public Security…

Costa Rican man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral
Argentina
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Argentina
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Costa Rican man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - April 7, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Costa Rican citizen Alejandro Jiménez, known as 'El Palidejo,' was sentenced Thursday in Guatemala to 50 years in prison for masterminding the 2011…

Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers
Corruption
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Corruption
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Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers

The Tico Times - March 18, 2016

A former prominent judge in the Caribbean province of Limón was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for issuing favorable rulings to drug traffickers. Rosa Elena Gamboa…

El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US
Crime
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Crime
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El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US

Yemelí Ortega and Carola Solé | The Tico Times - March 2, 2016

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has asked his lawyers to speed up his extradition to the United States out of "desperation" over being…

Crime
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Mexico’s Peña Nieto visits city of Iguala, where students vanished

AFP - February 24, 2016

https://twitter.com/AristeguiOnline/status/702592491221028866 IGUALA, Mexico – Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto visited the southern city of Iguala Wednesday for the first time since 43 students vanished there in 2014 in…

VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord
Crime
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Crime
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VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord

Sarah Larimer | The Washington Post - February 22, 2016

The wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán -- the Mexican drug lord who was recaptured earlier this year, months after his escape from a maximum-security prison --…

Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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Pavones: Fowlie, squatters, tuna farm and surfers collide in disturbing new book

Karl Kahler - February 18, 2016

[caption id="attachment_88190" align="aligncenter" width="409"] (Courtesy of the author)[/caption] In 1974, a California surfer and businessman named Danny Fowlie tracked down one of the world’s greatest left surf…

Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence
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Business
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Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence

Karl Kahler - February 17, 2016

Dan Fowlie was wearing a tropical shirt and a suntan when I met him in The Tico Times lobby close to 5 o’clock on Friday, looking good…