Costa Rican police rescue second sea turtle from butcher this month
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Costa Rican police rescue second sea turtle from butcher this month

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2015

Police in Limón have rescued a second green sea turtle in as many weeks that was likely destined for a soup pot. Thanks to a tip from…

Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port
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Protestor convicted for vandalism during protests against Moín port

L. Arias - April 9, 2015

A labor leader from the Caribbean province of Limón was convicted this week on vandalism charges resulting from street protests staged in 2010 against the construction of a new port…

7 injured in Limón bar shootout involving at least one AK-47 assault rifle
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7 injured in Limón bar shootout involving at least one AK-47 assault rifle

Zach Dyer - January 26, 2015

A shootout in front of a bar in the city of Limón in the early hours of Monday morning left seven Costa Rican men injured, including a 19-year…

Costa Rica makes first large marijuana seizure of 2015
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Costa Rica makes first large marijuana seizure of 2015

Zach Dyer - January 20, 2015

Related: Costa Rica’s 3-pronged strategy scores high against drug trafficking, says Coast Guard chief There’s one metric ton less of Jamaican "high red” marijuana destined for Costa Rica…

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Defendants in Jairo Mora murder trial allegedly attack courthouse guard

Lindsay Fendt - November 24, 2014

This story is developing. Follow www.ticotimes.net for updates. At approximately 1:30 p.m. on Monday, one of the seven defendants in the Jairo Mora murder trial allegedly attacked a guard…

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High-profile Jairo Mora murder trial delayed again; defendant has chicken pox, says attorney

Lindsay Fendt - October 30, 2014

[caption id="attachment_37874" align="alignright" width="300"] Haime Luna/The Tico Times[/caption] This story is developing – follow www.ticotimes.net for updates. LIMÓN -- On Monday judges in the Caribbean port city of Limón decided to…

PHOTOS: Authorities seize 442 turtle eggs in 2 days
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PHOTOS: Authorities seize 442 turtle eggs in 2 days

The Tico Times - August 21, 2014

In three separate busts on different coasts, Costa Rican police officers and Coast Guard officials seized a total of 442 sea turtle eggs on Monday and Tuesday.…

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Murder trial set for Oct. 27 for suspects in slaying of Costa Rican conservationist Jairo Mora

Lindsay Fendt - August 19, 2014

Seven men accused of killing Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora last year will stand trial on Oct. 27, the Prosecutor's Office confirmed to The Tico Times today. The…

Caught in the act: After turtle poacher fails to appear in court, police find him returning from another hunt
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Caught in the act: After turtle poacher fails to appear in court, police find him returning from another hunt

Lindsay Fendt - July 31, 2014

Police arrested two men suspected of killing an endangered green sea turtle in Parismina, a fishing village on the northern Caribbean coast, on Tuesday. Law enforcement officials…

Limón judge accused of conspiring with drug traffickers back behind bars
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Limón judge accused of conspiring with drug traffickers back behind bars

Zach Dyer - June 4, 2014

Judge Rosa Elena Gamboa is back in jail. Arrested on May 16 for allegedly aiding drug traffickers by issuing favorable rulings and pressuring other judges to be…