Police arrest man mugging a woman with a plastic gun
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Police arrest man mugging a woman with a plastic gun

Lindsay Fendt - October 22, 2014

Police arrested a man Tuesday night after he robbed a woman using a plastic toy gun in Pavas, a western district of the Costa Rican capital. The 30-year-old…

US couple the latest victims in flat-tire scam that targets tourists
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US couple the latest victims in flat-tire scam that targets tourists

Corey Kane - July 20, 2014

During a late June visit to Costa Rica, a pair of U.S. tourists fell victim to an ongoing scam where thieves targets tourists by flattening the tires…

Brazilian Police release Tico accused of allegedly paying a minor for sex
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Brazilian Police release Tico accused of allegedly paying a minor for sex

L. Arias - June 26, 2014

Olger Ulate Ulate, 55, a Costa Rican man arrested in Brazil last week for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old transvestite prostitute, was released with preventive measures the…

Cops in Limón nab alleged suspect in mugging of British tourists
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Cops in Limón nab alleged suspect in mugging of British tourists

L. Arias - June 23, 2014

Officers of Costa Rica’s National Police in the Caribbean region of Talamanca on Monday arrested a man suspected of robbing two British women. The crime occurred at 2:33 a.m. on…

Brazilian police arrest member of ruling Citizen Action Party for allegedly having sex with a minor
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Brazil 2014
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Brazilian police arrest member of ruling Citizen Action Party for allegedly having sex with a minor

L. Arias - June 19, 2014

Ólger Ulate Ulate, 55, a Tico who traveled to Brazil to attend the FIFA World Cup, was arrested Wednesday by Brazilian police in the city of Natal…

Sinvergüenzas: Pickpockets target striking teachers during Costa Rica demonstrations
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Sinvergüenzas: Pickpockets target striking teachers during Costa Rica demonstrations

L. Arias - May 30, 2014

As if they don't have enough money problems already, striking school teachers are being targeted by pickpockets who have taken advantage of the large crowds during recent demonstrations. Costa…

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24-year-old US tourist shot in Costa Rica robbery gone wrong

Zach Dyer - April 21, 2014

On Saturday night, assailants robbed three U.S. tourists in Costa Rica's capital San José in an attack that ended with one of the victims rushed to Calerdón…

Honduras, Central America still lead the world in murder rates
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Honduras, Central America still lead the world in murder rates

Corey Kane - April 14, 2014

The isthmus connecting North and South America continues to lead the world in murder rates, with four of the top five rates in the world in Honduras,…

30 percent of murders in the world happen in Latin America and the Caribbean
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30 percent of murders in the world happen in Latin America and the Caribbean

Corey Kane - March 6, 2014

Despite having only 9 percent of the world’s population, Latin America and the Caribbean register more than 30 percent of the world’s homicides, according to a security…

New crime index ranks Costa Rica’s most dangerous cantons, but data are from 2011
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New crime index ranks Costa Rica’s most dangerous cantons, but data are from 2011

L. Arias - February 21, 2014

The central cantons of Limón and San José top the country’s cantonal crime index, according to the latest report released this week by the Peace Vice Ministry…