National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season
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Costa Rica
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National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) is sending more police officers into the streets as part of a security operation ahead of the holiday shopping frenzy. National Police Director…

U.S. Southern Command supports Costa Rican indigenous communities
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Southern Command supports Costa Rican indigenous communities

L. Arias - November 2, 2016

A group of 16 doctors, nurses, dentists and other specialists from the U.S. Southern Command are taking part in a joint humanitarian mission at an indigenous region in the…

Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing
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Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing

L. Arias - October 4, 2016

Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata gave lawmakers a 30-day deadline to pass a corporate tax bill that would give the ministry more funds for policing. If they don't,…

San José to get nearly 100 new security cameras
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San José to get nearly 100 new security cameras

L. Arias - August 9, 2016

The Municipality of San José last weekend began installing 95 new security cameras at parks and other public areas in the capital with the aim at keeping surveillance around…

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool
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Costa Rica
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WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool

Zach Dyer - May 17, 2016

The messaging service WhatsApp caught on in Costa Rica and elsewhere around the world as a way to keep up with friends and family. But local communities and…

Costa Rica doubles police presence at Panama border to curb illegal immigration
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica doubles police presence at Panama border to curb illegal immigration

L. Arias - April 1, 2016

Recent apprehensions of large groups of undocumented migrants plus the continued arrival of Cuban citizens just across the border in Panama have prompted Costa Rican authorities to tighten border…

Costa Rica’s justice minister: ‘We are not releasing inmates’
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Costa Rica’s justice minister: ‘We are not releasing inmates’

L. Arias - December 2, 2015

Costa Rica’s Justice Minister Cecilia Sánchez Romero appeared earlier this week before the Legislative Assembly to explain why her office reduced prison sentences for hundreds of inmates in a decision…

National Police, banks beef up security ahead of holiday season
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National Police, banks beef up security ahead of holiday season

L. Arias - November 20, 2015

Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata announced the start of a holiday security operation starting Friday in downtown San José and in the central cantons of each province…

US anti-drug trafficking review arrives in Costa Rica as lawmakers debate permissions
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US anti-drug trafficking review arrives in Costa Rica as lawmakers debate permissions

Zach Dyer - October 22, 2015

The U.S. President’s National Drug Control Strategy Interdiction Committee met with President Luis Guillermo Solís and other Costa Rican officials as part of a regional tour Wednesday.…