Costa Rica closes 2018 with decrease in homicides
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica closes 2018 with decrease in homicides

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 1, 2019

For the first time since 2012, Costa Rica closed a year with a decrease in the number of homicides. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) recorded 587 homicides…

OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2018

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Monday confirmed to The Tico Times that they have discovered a female body near the Airbnb property where missing tourist Carla Stefaniak had…

Doctor, pizzeria owner sentenced in Costa Rica for organ trafficking
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Crime
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Doctor, pizzeria owner sentenced in Costa Rica for organ trafficking

AFP - December 5, 2017

A doctor and a pizzeria owner were sentenced by a Costa Rican court Monday for recruiting poor people to sell their kidneys for transplants to foreigners, mainly…

Trial of pizzeria owner, Costa Rican doctors begins in organ trafficking case
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Trial of pizzeria owner, Costa Rican doctors begins in organ trafficking case

AFP - September 12, 2017

A trial of four Costa Rican doctors and a Greek pizzeria owner accused of running an illegal organ trafficking ring in Costa Rica began on Monday in San José.…

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Robert Isenberg - April 12, 2017

Don Luis lowers himself to the wet curb and pulls at his shoe. He groans – with every tug, pain shoots through his knee, but at last…

Six suspects arrested for fraud scheme that caused millions in losses
Corruption
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Six suspects arrested for fraud scheme that caused millions in losses

L. Arias - March 28, 2017

Officers from the Prosecutor’s Office and the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested six people during 18 raids in five provinces conducted Tuesday morning. Agents raided the National…

Costa Rican prosecutors investigate luxury condominium fraud in Central Valley
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican prosecutors investigate luxury condominium fraud in Central Valley

Michael Krumholtz - February 20, 2017

The Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office has opened up an investigation into real estate developer Homes Grupo Inmobiliario after complaints of consumer fraud have surfaced. A press release from the…

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

Attempted robbery goes awry when burglar gets caught in window
Costa Rica
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Attempted robbery goes awry when burglar gets caught in window

Michael Krumholtz - January 30, 2017

If you're going to be a cat burglar, you better be able to fit through tight spaces. A 24-year-old would-be thief identified only by the last name…

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,…

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