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Today marks 10 years since shooting at Chilean Embassy in San José

July 26, 2014

The remains of three Chilean diplomatic officials shot at the Chilean Embassy in Costa Rica are returned to a church in Santiago in 2004. Today marks the 10-year anniversary of the shooting, when after being transferred from his post guarding the Chilean Embassy, Costa Rican police officer José Orlando Jiménez stormed the embassy, killing 42-year-old Consul Cristhian Yuseff, 44-year-old First Secretary Roberto Nieto and 25-year-old Secretary Rocío Sariego before taking his own life. 

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