• CURRENT COSTA RICA COVID TOTALS

    Confirmed 184,187, Deaths 2,416, Recovered 141,374

  • CURRENT COSTA RICA COVID TOTALS

    Confirmed 184,187, Deaths 2,416, Recovered 141,374

Three North Americans receive jail time for Costa Rica-based telemarketing scam
Crime
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Crime
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Three North Americans receive jail time for Costa Rica-based telemarketing scam

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 27, 2020

Two U.S. citizens and a Canadian were sentenced to prison for their participation in a telemarketing scheme that defrauded victims in the United States from a call…

Three Colombians detained in Costa Rica with 1.4 metric tons of cocaine
Colombia
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Colombia
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Three Colombians detained in Costa Rica with 1.4 metric tons of cocaine

AFP and The Tico Times - October 22, 2019

Costa Rican authorities intercepted a boat with 1,410 kilos of cocaine on Monday and arrested three Colombians who were on board, the government of the Central American…

OIJ investigates bomb that damaged Teletica building
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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OIJ investigates bomb that damaged Teletica building

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - July 29, 2019

A device that exploded Saturday at 11:30 p.m. and damaged a window of the Teletica ​​building was a fire extinguisher tube that could be activated remotely and…

Police officers suspected of robbing tourists under investigation by OIJ, MSP
Corruption
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Corruption
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Police officers suspected of robbing tourists under investigation by OIJ, MSP

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 13, 2019

Two National Police officers who are suspected of robbing foreigners in Jacó remain under investigation by Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry (MSP) and Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).…

‘Megaoperativo’ catches duo who robbed tourists at Playa Hermosa
Crime
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Crime
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‘Megaoperativo’ catches duo who robbed tourists at Playa Hermosa

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 13, 2019

Two individuals suspected of robbing tourists at Playa Hermosa de Uvita, Puntarenas, were arrested Saturday as part of a "megaoperativo" conducted by Costa Rican police. According to…

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

Help fund our new podcast on street harassment in Costa Rica
sexual harassment
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sexual harassment
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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…