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Costa Rican drug traffickers connected to Italian mob plead guilty to shipping cocaine to the U.S.
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Costa Rican drug traffickers connected to Italian mob plead guilty to shipping cocaine to the U.S.

The Tico Times - November 22, 2016

Five men plead guilty to international drug trafficking last Friday in a San Carlos courtroom, according to the Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office. Costa Rican investigators said the men…

Judge approves extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán
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Crime
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Judge approves extradition of Mexican drug lord Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán

AFP - October 20, 2016

Mexico's government moved closer on Thursday to achieving the extradition of notorious drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to the United States, after a judge rejected an appeal.…

Five Costa Ricans caught with 600 kilos of cocaine off Colombian coast
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Five Costa Ricans caught with 600 kilos of cocaine off Colombian coast

The Tico Times - October 14, 2016

Colombia's navy captured five Costa Rican men on board a boat containing more than half a ton of cocaine off Colombia's Malpelo Island in the Pacific Ocean…

US man shot, killed outside Jacó club
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US man shot, killed outside Jacó club

The Tico Times - September 28, 2016

Updated at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 A 38-year-old U.S. man was killed in the Pacific beach town of Jacó outside of a club early Wednesday…

Park rangers arrested in drug bust
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Park rangers arrested in drug bust

The Tico Times - August 22, 2016

A pair of park rangers from Costa Rica's Environment Ministry (MINAE) were among those arrested Monday morning in a raid on a drug trafficking organization that officials say…

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

The Tico Times - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal
Corruption
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Corruption
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Honduras foreign minister resigns over police murder scandal

AFP - April 15, 2016

 TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Honduran Foreign Minister Arturo Corrales resigned on Friday after being mired in a scandal in which a cabal of corrupt top police officers reportedly ordered…

2 dead after drug plane crashes in northwestern Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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2 dead after drug plane crashes in northwestern Costa Rica

AFP - April 8, 2016

Two people are dead after a small aircraft loaded with cocaine crashed Thursday in northwestern Costa Rica, near the Pacific coastal village of Nosara, the country's Public Security…

Costa Rican man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral
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Argentina
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Costa Rican man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - April 7, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Costa Rican citizen Alejandro Jiménez, known as 'El Palidejo,' was sentenced Thursday in Guatemala to 50 years in prison for masterminding the 2011…

Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further
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Crime
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Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - March 24, 2016

A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called this week for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and…