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US man stabbed to death in coffee town north of San José

L. Arias - February 10, 2014

Update, 11:19 a.m. Monday: Police announced at 11:15 a.m. on Monday that three assailants were involved in the crime, not four. They also revised the spelling of…

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U.S. tourist bleeds to death from gunshot wounds while waiting for ambulance in Costa Rica

Genna Marie Robustelli - December 24, 2013

On Sunday at approximately 3:30 a.m., U.S. tourist Stephen Rutkiewicz was shot at least twice in his car in front of Kokomo Bar in the beachside village of Brasilito.…

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Murdered Costa Rican conservationist had been chased by AK-47-wielding poachers

Lindsay Fendt - June 1, 2013

The day Jairo Mora Sandoval was killed was not the first time he had stared down the barrel of a gun. Since 2012, the poachers of Moín…

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He never came home

Ashley Harrell and Lindsay Fendt - May 6, 2013

UPDATE: According to Steve Flesch's sister Nikki Lannert's Facebook page, Steve died this morning. On April 2, a 31-year-old traveler from the U.S. was robbed and shot…