• Costa Rica Real Estate
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Alleged Killer of Honduran President’s Son Captured

November 18, 2005

TEGUCIGALPA (EFE) – U.S. authorities in Washington, D.C. this week captured a Honduran fugitive wanted for the 1997 kidnapping and murder of the son of Honduran President Ricardo Maduro.Honduran Security Minister Armando Calidonio told the press the suspect is Santos Padilla, who escaped from prison in the northern city of San Pedro Sula several years ago.Calidonio, who did not specify when the fugitive was captured, said the necessary steps are being taken to deport Padilla to Honduras from the United States, where he had been living without a visa.Padilla and his three brothers headed the gang of kidnappers that allegedly shot and killed Ricardo Ernesto Maduro in San Pedro Sula on April 23, 1997.The gang was dismantled months after it allegedly killed the younger Maduro, who managed his father’s businesses in San Pedro Sula.Padilla’s three brothers – Abel, Misael and Nahum – were killed in clashes with police, while other members of the gang are either in prison or still at large.

You may be interested

Costa Rica reopens 15 more protected wildlife areas
Costa Rica
16679 views
Costa Rica
16679 views

Costa Rica reopens 15 more protected wildlife areas

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 2, 2020

Costa Rica has reopened 15 more protected wildlife areas, the Environment Ministry (MINAE) announced this week. Below are the protected…

Costa Rica adds 21 new coronavirus cases, announces regional driving restrictions
Costa Rica
20249 views
Costa Rica
20249 views

Costa Rica adds 21 new coronavirus cases, announces regional driving restrictions

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 2, 2020

Costa Rica confirmed 21 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 1,105 cumulative known cases, the Health…

UK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London
Costa Rica
1268 views
Costa Rica
1268 views

UK announces repatriation flight from Costa Rica to London

The Tico Times - June 2, 2020

The United Kingdom has announced a repatriation flight from Costa Rica for Britons who need to return home during the…