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Costa Rica honors U.S. Ambassador as term ends
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Costa Rica honors U.S. Ambassador as term ends

The Tico Times - January 19, 2021

The Foreign Ministry of Costa Rica this week awarded United States Ambassador Sharon Day at the conclusion of her diplomatic mission. Day received the National Order Juan…

With U.S. support, Costa Rica adds new plane to police fleet
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Costa Rica
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With U.S. support, Costa Rica adds new plane to police fleet

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 15, 2020

The Air Surveillance Service (SVA) of the Public Security Ministry on Monday unveiled a new airplane meant to assist in anti-drug operations. The ceremony was held at…

Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report
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Business
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Arrest warrants issued for founders of Panama Papers firm: report

AFP - October 21, 2020

Germany has issued international arrest warrants for the two founders of the firm at the centre of the tax haven scandal exposed by the Panama Papers data…

Violence picks up in Central America after brief truce due to COVID-19
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Crime
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Violence picks up in Central America after brief truce due to COVID-19

Noe LEIVA / AFP - August 24, 2020

The corpses in bags and under sheets reappeared on the streets of the Honduran capital, marking a spike in violence that affects northern Central America after a…

US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist
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Costa Rica
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US adds Nicaragua to human trafficking blacklist

Alina DIESTE / AFP and The Tico Times - June 26, 2020

The United States included Nicaragua on its human trafficking blacklist Thursday when presenting its annual report on the matter, in which it warned that the coronavirus pandemic…

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

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