• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Not even politicians are safe from crime in Costa Rica

November 19, 2013

Citizen Action Party (PAC) legislative candidate and former lawmaker Epsy Campbell joins a growing list of crime victims in Costa Rica, following the burglary of her home Sunday night.

According to Judicial Investigation Police, thieves made off with some ₡5 million ($10,000) in personal possessions, including TV sets, computers, phones, jewelery and Cambell’s passport.

A domestic worker discovered the crime scene, located in San Isidro de Heredia, northwest of the capital. Campbell was out of town at the time, vacationing on the Caribbean coast.

Campbell’s family had moved to Heredia after her former home in Coronado, north of San José, was burglarized three years ago. Campbell also was the victim of a mugging while serving as lawmaker from 2002-2006. 

In 2006, Campbell was Ottón Solís’ vice presidential running mate. She finished third this year in PAC’s presidential primaries, behind winner Luis Guillermo Solís and lawmaker Juan Carlos Mendoza.

Other prominent politicians also have been victims of crime this year, including Education Minister Leonardo Garnier and Libertarian Movement lawmaker Patricia Pérez.

You may be interested

Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants
Latin America
3 views
Latin America
3 views

Kamala Harris to visit Mexico, Guatemala to discuss migrants

AFP - April 14, 2021

US Vice President Kamala Harris said Wednesday she will visit Mexico and Guatemala as part of her mission to address…

Spanish TV show to feature Costa Rica travel
Costa Rica
15 views
Costa Rica
15 views

Spanish TV show to feature Costa Rica travel

The Tico Times - April 14, 2021

The Spanish television program "Planeta Calleja" will feature Costa Rica in its upcoming season, the Tourism Board (ICT) says. Jesús…

Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses
Costa Rica
16583 views
Costa Rica
16583 views

Costa Rica has received more than 1 million vaccine doses

The Tico Times - April 14, 2021

Costa Rica received 113,490 more coronavirus vaccine doses on Tuesday night for a total of 1,022,685 doses, the Presidency reported. The…