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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…

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