No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year
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National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

The number of property crimes in the Caribbean province of Limón fell during the first six months of this year compared to figures from 2016, the National Police confirmed…

Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert
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Concerts
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Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert

L. Arias - July 10, 2017

Agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) detained a 22-year-old man as the main suspect of posting threats of an attack at the concert of U.S. pop singer…

Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents detained five U.S. men suspected of running a criminal gang that allegedly swindled $9 million from U.S. seniors through a call-center scam. Agents…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel
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Costa Rica
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Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel

Michael Krumholtz - April 4, 2017

A Salvadoran man recently deported from the United States appears to be the principal suspect in the murder of a woman at a San José hotel, authorities…

UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids
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Costa Rica
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UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids

Michael Krumholtz - February 3, 2017

2:05 p.m. Friday update OIJ Director Walter Espinoza said in a press conference that the canine unit was able to locate a kitchen knife, which he said…

Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director
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Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director

Michael Krumholtz - January 23, 2017

The shocking multiple homicide that left five university students dead early Thursday morning in Liberia, Guanacaste was likely carried out by a single actor, according to Walter Espinoza,…

Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016
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Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016

Michael Krumholtz - January 3, 2017

Not even Costa Rica could avoid the curse of 2016, as it marked the most violent year in the country's history. Annual statistics confirm that Costa Rica continues…

Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record
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Costa Rica
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Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Just over half of people in Costa Rica feel highly unsafe and think crime in the country has grown, according to a survey conducted by the University of Costa…