• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Boy Found Bound,

April 28, 2006

TEGUCIGALPA – A 12-year-old boy was found bound and killed execution-style Saturday after “two armed men” abducted him in an eastern capital neighborhood, police and the victim’s relatives said.

A police spokesman told journalists that the body of Erlin Antonio Escalante was found on April 22 in an unpopulated section of the city with his “hands tied behind him and one gunshot to the head.”

Local residents told the press that the youngster was a member of the “Los Puchos” gang, but that report was denied by the victim’s relatives, who said Escalante had been kidnapped a few hours before his murder by two heavily armed men.

The police spokesman said that last week the authorities took note of two other murders in the Nueva Suyapa neighborhood.

He said that on Thursday, two other Los Puchos gang members aged 21 and 24 were killed, evidently by residents of the neighborhood who were tired of putting up with their misdeeds.

The Salvadoran police say that there are at least 80,000 gang members throughout Central America, most of them in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador.

You may be interested

Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming
Archive
14083 views
Archive
14083 views

Thanksgiving in Costa Rica was a long time coming

Rebecca Kimitch - November 26, 2020

For Thanksgiving 2020 we're looking back on a 2005 piece that, in turn, looked back on Thanksgivings past in Costa…

The race to obtain coronavirus vaccines in Latin America
Latin America
21503 views
Latin America
21503 views

The race to obtain coronavirus vaccines in Latin America

AFP Bureaus - November 26, 2020

While the world waits for vaccine candidates to complete trials and pass safety tests, Latin American countries are accelerating negotiations…

Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica
Holidays
1561 views
Holidays
1561 views

Where to eat an authentic Thanksgiving meal in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - November 26, 2020

While Costa Rica doesn’t officially recognize the Thanksgiving holiday, thousands of Ticos every year still partake in the U.S. tradition…