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Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers
Corruption
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Corruption
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Former Limón judge sentenced to jail for aiding drug traffickers

The Tico Times - March 18, 2016

A former prominent judge in the Caribbean province of Limón was sentenced Friday to 14 years in prison for issuing favorable rulings to drug traffickers. Rosa Elena Gamboa…

Waging peace in Colombia
Crime
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Crime
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Waging peace in Colombia

Juan Manuel Santos - March 15, 2016

See: It's time to end the war on drugs BOGOTÁ – Colombians are close to bringing to an end the oldest and only remaining armed conflict in the…

It’s time to end the war on drugs
Crime
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Crime
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It’s time to end the war on drugs

Michael Cox and John Collins - March 14, 2016

Few question that the “war on drugs” has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled…

Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust

The Tico Times - March 4, 2016

The Costa Rica Prosecutor’s Office requested six months of preventive prison for four suspects from the U.S., Colombia and Costa Rica arrested during four raids around the San José…

El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US
Crime
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Crime
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El Chapo’s lawyer says drug lord wants quick extradition to US

Yemelí Ortega and Carola Solé | The Tico Times - March 2, 2016

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican drug lord Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán has asked his lawyers to speed up his extradition to the United States out of "desperation" over being…

VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord
Crime
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Crime
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VIDEO: The glamorous wife of ‘El Chapo’ explains why you should feel sorry for the drug lord

Sarah Larimer | The Washington Post - February 22, 2016

The wife of Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán -- the Mexican drug lord who was recaptured earlier this year, months after his escape from a maximum-security prison --…

Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence
Business
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Business
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Dan Fowlie, ‘King of Pavones,’ asserts his land rights — and his innocence

The Tico Times - February 17, 2016

Dan Fowlie was wearing a tropical shirt and a suntan when I met him in The Tico Times lobby close to 5 o’clock on Friday, looking good…

Costa Rica
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Costa Rica busts speedboat-using cocaine smuggling ring

AFP - February 10, 2016

https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/697456391783460868 Costa Rican authorities busted a ring Wednesday that used speedboats and fishing vessels to smuggle in cocaine from Colombia and Ecuador, officials said. Eight Costa Ricans…

Crime
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Yet another Veracruz journalist is kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mexico

AFP - February 10, 2016

https://twitter.com/El_Universal_Mx/status/697437409416335360 PUEBLA, Mexico – Authorities have identified a woman's body dumped on a road in central Mexico as a reporter who was kidnapped by gunmen, the latest assault against a…

In Mexico’s mountains, villagers sow the opium poppies that feed the US heroin boom
Crime
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Crime
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In Mexico’s mountains, villagers sow the opium poppies that feed the US heroin boom

Pedro Pardo and Leticia Pineda | AFP - February 7, 2016

GUERRERO STATE , Mexico –  Deep in the southern mountains of Mexico, the cicada-like "tsk-tsk-tsk" of a water sprinkler broke the eerie silence as it sprayed a small parcel…