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Iconic Costa Rican high school suspends classes following student’s death
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Iconic Costa Rican high school suspends classes following student’s death

The Tico Times - March 7, 2018

Repercussions have continued for Costa Rica's iconic public high school, the Liceo de Costa Rica, following last week's tragic student death. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 12-year-old student…

Police arrest two key figures in Chinese cement case
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Cementazo
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Police arrest two key figures in Chinese cement case

The Tico Times - November 3, 2017

The Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office announced that it arrested "Chinese cement importer by the last name of Bolaños" just before 4 am Friday morning as he was…

No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year
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Costa Rica
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National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

The number of property crimes in the Caribbean province of Limón fell during the first six months of this year compared to figures from 2016, the National Police confirmed…

Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert
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Concerts
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Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert

L. Arias - July 10, 2017

Agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) detained a 22-year-old man as the main suspect of posting threats of an attack at the concert of U.S. pop singer…

Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican police arrest U.S. men suspected in $9 million scam

L. Arias - June 8, 2017

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) agents detained five U.S. men suspected of running a criminal gang that allegedly swindled $9 million from U.S. seniors through a call-center scam. Agents…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
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Costa Rica
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Salvadoran man deported from United States suspected in murder at San José hotel

Michael Krumholtz - April 4, 2017

A Salvadoran man recently deported from the United States appears to be the principal suspect in the murder of a woman at a San José hotel, authorities…

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…

Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director
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Costa Rica
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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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