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Costa Rica and Spain dismantle criminal network that kidnapped U.S. citizen
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Costa Rica and Spain dismantle criminal network that kidnapped U.S. citizen

AFP and The Tico Times - January 13, 2019

Costa Rican and Spanish authorities carried out simultaneous raids Friday and detained 12 people in an operation to dismantle a network suspected of extortive kidnapping of a…

Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2019

The Costa Rican government began 2019 by taking steps to improve security throughout the country. Monday afternoon, the Public Security Ministry (MSP) acquired more than 150 new…

Colombian police bust child sex network run by Israelis
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Colombia
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Colombian police bust child sex network run by Israelis

AFP - December 11, 2018

Colombian police have arrested six Israelis on charges of running a sex tourism operation that exploited underage girls, prosecutors said. After a two-year investigation, Prosecutor General Nestor…

Costa Rica attempts to collect taxes from companies that have reported losses
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica attempts to collect taxes from companies that have reported losses

AFP / The Tico Times - December 6, 2018

Authorities in Costa Rica seek to collect about $1 billion in taxes from large companies that reported losses between 2012 and 2017, the government said Wednesday. The…

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Help fund our new podcast on street harassment in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - October 30, 2018

Click here to support us with a donation  The Tico Times is a small operation; every episode of our podcast requires studio time, recording equipment, an audio…

Spain’s police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo
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Spain’s police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

AFP - October 27, 2018

Spanish police said Thursday they had seized over six tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas and arrested 16 suspects, some of them wanted in…

Costa Rica detains three Colombians and one Ecuadorian in boat with 690 kilos of cocaine
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Costa Rica detains three Colombians and one Ecuadorian in boat with 690 kilos of cocaine

AFP and Tico Times - October 25, 2018

Costa Rican police detained a boat crewed by three Colombians and one Ecuadorian with a cargo of 690 kilos of cocaine, authorities said Tuesday. The ship was…

Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders
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Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders

AFP and Tico Times - August 11, 2018

Costa Rica announced on Friday that it plans on ramping up police presence at popular tourist hotspots after two female tourists were murdered last weekend. “We’re going…

On two coasts, communities mourn tourists’ deaths in Costa Rica
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On two coasts, communities mourn tourists’ deaths in Costa Rica

Katherine Stanley - August 10, 2018

This past weekend, two women were slain in Costa Rican coastal communities within a 24-hour span – both foreign tourists enjoying visits to beach destinations known for…

Doctor, pizzeria owner sentenced in Costa Rica for organ trafficking
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Doctor, pizzeria owner sentenced in Costa Rica for organ trafficking

AFP - December 5, 2017

A doctor and a pizzeria owner were sentenced by a Costa Rican court Monday for recruiting poor people to sell their kidneys for transplants to foreigners, mainly…

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