On anniversary of conservationist Jairo Mora’s murder, Moín Beach turtles have protection
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On anniversary of conservationist Jairo Mora’s murder, Moín Beach turtles have protection

Lindsay Fendt - May 31, 2015

UPDATE June 1 at 12:46: According to Sea Shepherd officials, the leader of the group's Costa Rica operation arrived Saturday. The group is currently based in Pacuare,…

Costa Rica included in list of most dangerous countries for environmentalists
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Costa Rica included in list of most dangerous countries for environmentalists

L. Arias - April 20, 2015

The deaths of Tico environmentalists Jairo Mora Sandoval and Diego Saborío González have earned Costa Rica a spot on the list of most dangerous countries for environmental activists. The list is…

United Nations, environmental groups condemn verdict in Jairo Mora murder case
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United Nations, environmental groups condemn verdict in Jairo Mora murder case

Lindsay Fendt - January 29, 2015

Read all of our coverage of the Jairo Mora case here The United Nations mission in Costa Rica released a statement Wednesday criticizing the acquittal of seven men accused of the…

Delays and blunders: A timeline of the Jairo Mora murder trial in Costa Rica
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Delays and blunders: A timeline of the Jairo Mora murder trial in Costa Rica

Lindsay Fendt - January 27, 2015

Monday morning, a court in the Caribbean coastal city of Limón acquitted seven men accused of the murder of 26-year-old Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora. The…

NOT GUILTY: 7 men acquitted of murder of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora
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NOT GUILTY: 7 men acquitted of murder of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora

Lindsay Fendt - January 26, 2015

Update, 6:46 p.m., Jan. 26, 2015: Early Monday evening, Broad Front Party lawmaker Edgardo Araya filed a motion in the Legislative Assembly's Environmental Commission to call Costa…

Prosecutors ask for maximum sentences for defendants in Jairo Mora murder trial
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Prosecutors ask for maximum sentences for defendants in Jairo Mora murder trial

Lindsay Fendt - January 21, 2015

The prosecution rested its case Tuesday in the trial of seven men accused of murdering 26-year-old sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora nearly two years ago on a…

Faced with delays and the mishandling of evidence, prosecutors deliver closing arguments in Jairo Mora murder trial
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Faced with delays and the mishandling of evidence, prosecutors deliver closing arguments in Jairo Mora murder trial

Lindsay Fendt - January 17, 2015

LIMÓN – Prosecutors began their closing arguments Friday in the trial of seven men charged with murdering Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora in 2013. The…

Family petitions court as delays in Jairo Mora murder trial continue
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Family petitions court as delays in Jairo Mora murder trial continue

Lindsay Fendt - January 9, 2015

LIMÓN – The murder trial of seven men accused of killing Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora in 2013 was further delayed this week when judges ordered an attorney for the victim's…

Costa Rica’s top 5 environmental stories of 2014
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Costa Rica’s top 5 environmental stories of 2014

Lindsay Fendt - December 25, 2014

Known worldwide for its pristine green image, Costa Rica's environmental record is often seen as almost flawless by outsiders. Still, environmental problems exist in Costa Rica, and this…

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Costa Rica criminal court extends Jairo Mora murder trial to January

Lindsay Fendt - December 7, 2014

Update, 9:25 a.m. Dec. 8, 2014: Landslides on Route 32 between Limón and San José Monday have delayed the trial again. Court officials say multiple members of the defense…