Open water swimmers race through Golfo Dulce
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Open water swimmers race through Golfo Dulce

Michael Krumholtz - September 12, 2015

Angélica Astorga (pictured), 18, of Cartago took home first place in the Cruce Aguas Abiertas Golfo Dulce 5-kilometer swim while Marco Barquero, 16, of Heredia won the…

Costa Rica takes custody of 3 suspected cocaine smugglers nabbed by US
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Costa Rica takes custody of 3 suspected cocaine smugglers nabbed by US

Zach Dyer - May 29, 2015

The Costa Rican Coast Guard on Thursday took custody of three Costa Rican men arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard earlier this month. The suspects were caught with nearly…

Costa Rica’s top prosecutor: Judicial branch must get better at policing drug cartel influence
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Costa Rica’s top prosecutor: Judicial branch must get better at policing drug cartel influence

David Boddiger - May 16, 2014

Mexican and Colombian drug cartels have infiltrated Costa Rica's judicial system, bribing and possibly threatening judges, the country's top prosecutor said Friday, following the arrest of a…

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Golfito fishermen caught with 2 tons of cocaine show up for appeal, get 6 months preventive detention

David Boddiger - May 13, 2014

[caption id="attachment_36678" align="alignright" width="300"] The Tico Times[/caption] Last week, we reported on a curious story of three Costa Rican fishermen who were nabbed with almost two tons…

UPDATE: Coast Guard seizes 1.9 tons of cocaine in Golfito
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Drug trafficking
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UPDATE: Coast Guard seizes 1.9 tons of cocaine in Golfito

Zach Dyer - May 6, 2014

This post was updated at 11:21 a.m., May 7, 2014 Roughly 4.5 metric tons of cocaine originating in and traveling through Costa Rican territory has been seized…