Costa Rican drug traffickers connected to Italian mob plead guilty to shipping cocaine to the U.S.
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Costa Rican drug traffickers connected to Italian mob plead guilty to shipping cocaine to the U.S.

Michael Krumholtz - November 22, 2016

Five men plead guilty to international drug trafficking last Friday in a San Carlos courtroom, according to the Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office. Costa Rican investigators said the men…

Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica
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Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 18, 2016

Almost one in three Ticos drink alcohol at least once a month, most of them men, according to results of the latest study on the use of…

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,…

2 dead after drug plane crashes in northwestern Costa Rica
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2 dead after drug plane crashes in northwestern Costa Rica

AFP - April 8, 2016

Two people are dead after a small aircraft loaded with cocaine crashed Thursday in northwestern Costa Rica, near the Pacific coastal village of Nosara, the country's Public Security…

Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further
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Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - March 24, 2016

A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called this week for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and…

Waging peace in Colombia
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Waging peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos - March 15, 2016

See: It's time to end the war on drugs BOGOTÁ – Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the…

VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord
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VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord

Sarah Larimer | The Washington Post - February 22, 2016

The wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán -- the Mexican drug lord who was recaptured earlier this year, months after his escape from a maximum-security prison --…

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Costa Rica busts speedboat-using cocaine smuggling ring

AFP - February 10, 2016

https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/697456391783460868 Costa Rican authorities busted a ring Wednesday that used speedboats and fishing vessels to smuggle in cocaine from Colombia and Ecuador, officials said. Eight Costa Ricans…

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Nicaragua seizes cocaine on board small aircraft from Costa Rica

AFP - January 13, 2016

https://twitter.com/procesodigital/status/687367446085287936 MANAGUA, Nicaragua – Nicaraguan authorities on Wednesday seized a shipment of cocaine that was flown into the country aboard a small airplane from Costa Rica after the aircraft…

Did Delta Force help capture El Chapo? US role yet to be detailed
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Did Delta Force help capture El Chapo? US role yet to be detailed

Dan Lamothe | The Washington Post - January 11, 2016

Nearly 24 years ago, the United States deployed a small, secretive force to hunt for a drug kingpin whose merchandise had flooded U.S. markets. Pablo Escobar's cartel was…

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