Costa Rica court finds US expat Ann Patton not guilty in third murder trial
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Ann Patton
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Costa Rica court finds US expat Ann Patton not guilty in third murder trial

Zach Dyer and Michael Krumholtz - September 7, 2015

Update: Monday, Sept. 7, 12:36 p.m. PÉREZ ZELEDÓN, San José – How would it feel to hear you’ve just been acquitted of a murder – twice? A three-judge…

US expat Ann Patton faces third murder trial in Costa Rica 
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Ann Patton
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US expat Ann Patton faces third murder trial in Costa Rica 

Zach Dyer - August 10, 2015

Ann Patton was back in a Pérez Zeledón court Monday for her third trial in five years for the 2010 death of her husband, the wealthy U.S. financier John…

Alleged organ traffickers in Costa Rica could soon face trial
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Alleged organ traffickers in Costa Rica could soon face trial

Zach Dyer - June 18, 2015

Update June 18, 6:24 p.m.: Prosecutor's Office spokeswoman Tatiana Vargas said that the preliminary hearing that was originally supposed to take place Thursday was rescheduled for July…

Costa Rica’s public security minister urges gov’t agencies to collaborate more to fight crime
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Costa Rica’s public security minister urges gov’t agencies to collaborate more to fight crime

George Rodriguez - May 30, 2015

Costa Rican Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata said Friday that institutions such as the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigative Police (OIJ) need to work more closely together…

No prison sentences for petty theft, lawmakers propose
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No prison sentences for petty theft, lawmakers propose

L. Arias - May 20, 2015

Two Costa Rican lawmakers want to fine small-time thieves instead of putting them behind bars as a way to reduce pressure on the country's overcrowded prisons. National…

US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident
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US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident

Zach Dyer - April 6, 2015

The U.S. Coast Guard will assist Costa Rican authorities in investigating the Pura Vida Princess catamaran accident that killed three tourists on Jan. 8, the U.S. Embassy in…

Costa Rican Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa steps down
New cabinet
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New cabinet
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Costa Rican Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa steps down

Zach Dyer - February 3, 2015

Amid rumors swarming around Casa Presidencial this week of a major shakeup in President Luis Guillermo Solís’ Cabinet, word came Tuesday that Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa…

Director of Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Police pulled into Keylor Navas spying investigation
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Director of Costa Rica’s Judicial Investigation Police pulled into Keylor Navas spying investigation

Zach Dyer - November 3, 2014

Update, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 10:23 a.m.: Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) Director Francisco Segura told Costa Rica's Supreme Court that a supposed threat to Keylor Navas' family motivated his decision…

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Supreme Court says police spying on Costa Rican journalist was unconstitutional

Zach Dyer - March 24, 2014

Updated Monday, 10:30 a.m. On Friday afternoon, the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court ruled that the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) broke the…