In closing arguments, Costa Rica prosecutors seek acquittal of suspect in Jairo Mora trial
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In closing arguments, Costa Rica prosecutors seek acquittal of suspect in Jairo Mora trial

Lindsay Fendt - March 15, 2016

LIMÓN – At least one of seven defendants accused of the 2013 killing of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora likely will walk after prosecutors sought…

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US man killed in Costa Rica was target of real estate scam; 4 arrested

Zach Dyer - March 9, 2016

[caption id="attachment_66828" align="alignright" width="285"] (Courtesy OIJ)[/caption] UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 10   Costa Rica Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) Director Walter Espinoza announced Tuesday that four suspects…

Stabbing rampage leaves 5 members of US-Costa Rica family dead
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Stabbing rampage leaves 5 members of US-Costa Rica family dead

L. Arias - February 16, 2016

Read an update to this story here Updated at 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Director Walter Espinoza of Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police…

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Yet another Veracruz journalist is kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mexico

AFP - February 10, 2016

https://twitter.com/El_Universal_Mx/status/697437409416335360 PUEBLA, Mexico – Authorities have identified a woman's body dumped on a road in central Mexico as a reporter who was kidnapped by gunmen, the latest assault against a…

Prison terms of up to 828 years for Guatemala drug gang members who massacred foreigners
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Prison terms of up to 828 years for Guatemala drug gang members who massacred foreigners

AFP - January 9, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemala judge handed down prison terms of up to 828 years for six drug traffickers convicted of killing a busload of foreigners in 2008…

Slain Mexico mayor sacrificed herself to save family
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Slain Mexico mayor sacrificed herself to save family

Leticia Pineda | AFP - January 5, 2016

TEMIXCO, Mexico – When gunmen burst into her home, the freshly-installed mayor of Temixco, south of Mexico City, told them to leave her family alone and surrendered to them, witnesses…

More than 170,000 call for pardon of Netflix ‘Making a Murderer’ subject Steven Avery
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More than 170,000 call for pardon of Netflix ‘Making a Murderer’ subject Steven Avery

Yanan Wang | The Washington Post - January 4, 2016

Steven Avery is an unlikely icon for innocence. In contrast to "Serial" podcast's Adnan Syed, he isn't particularly charismatic or well spoken, nor does he have a…

Suspect in US aid worker’s killing in Costa Rica: ‘I have no fear’
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Suspect in US aid worker’s killing in Costa Rica: ‘I have no fear’

Michael Krumholtz - December 18, 2015

[caption id="attachment_83784" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Via Vida Volunteer website)[/caption] Through an opening in the steel blue bars at San Sebastián detention center south of San José, the man…

Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca
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Yikes: Canadian kills Briton in Peru after drinking ayahuasca

AFP - December 17, 2015

LIMA, Peru – A Canadian stabbed a British man to death during a row at a hostel in Peru after drinking ayahuasca, the powerfully psychedelic South American brew,…

Costa Rica homicide rate hits record high
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Costa Rica homicide rate hits record high

Zach Dyer - December 15, 2015

Costa Rica hit a troubling milestone over the weekend, surpassing the country's previous homicide record for a given year. After several years of decreasing or stable homicide rates, the number of…