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Cuba Dave set to finish year in preventive prison on allegations of promoting sex tourism
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Cuba Dave set to finish year in preventive prison on allegations of promoting sex tourism

The Tico Times - July 21, 2016

David "Cuba Dave" Strecker is set to finish out a full year in preventive prison for allegations of promoting sex tourism in Costa Rica. The 65-year-old U.S. citizen…

Four U.S. men charged in connection with billion-dollar Costa Rica sportsbook operation
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Four U.S. men charged in connection with billion-dollar Costa Rica sportsbook operation

The Tico Times - July 1, 2016

A billion-dollar sports gambling operation based out of San José, Costa Rica may be out of luck after United States authorities arrested the men they say are the…

Michigan fugitive John Saatio to be extradited Saturday
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Michigan fugitive John Saatio to be extradited Saturday

The Tico Times - June 24, 2016

After escaping from authorities on two separate occasions, U.S. fugitive John Wesley Saatio won't have a third chance to run free in Costa Rica. Costa Rican Security Minister…

Robbery could have been motive behind killing of three foreigners in December
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Robbery could have been motive behind killing of three foreigners in December

The Tico Times - June 24, 2016

A Dutch man, his wife and an employee who were found dead in January at the couple's home near Sardinal, Puntarenas may have been murdered in a robbery gone bad, Judicial…

Preventive detention extended for suspect in killing of Florida aid worker in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Preventive detention extended for suspect in killing of Florida aid worker in Costa Rica

The Tico Times - March 15, 2016

[caption id="attachment_83784" align="aligncenter" width="700"] (Via Vida Volunteer website)[/caption] Costa Rican authorities have extended preventive detention of the main suspect in the slaying of U.S. aid worker Sondra Elizondo last December.…

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US man killed in Costa Rica was target of real estate scam; 4 arrested

The Tico Times - March 9, 2016

[caption id="attachment_66828" align="alignright" width="285"] (Courtesy OIJ)[/caption] UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 10   Costa Rica Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) Director Walter Espinoza announced Tuesday that four suspects…

UPDATE: Suspect in slaying of US-Costa Rican family captured in Nicaragua
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UPDATE: Suspect in slaying of US-Costa Rican family captured in Nicaragua

The Tico Times - February 19, 2016

Update: Saturday, Feb. 20, 1:30 p.m.  Nicaraguan police presented a handcuffed Michael Adrián Salmerón Silva -- the principal suspect in the killing of five members of a family in…

Love triangle turned deadly in case of slain US-Costa Rica family
Crime
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Crime
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Love triangle turned deadly in case of slain US-Costa Rica family

The Tico Times - February 17, 2016

A day after police discovered the slain family of a U.S. expat and his Costa Rican wife and children in Matapalo, Guanacaste, details about the couple’s strained…

Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial
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Animal welfare
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Victim testifies in Jairo Mora murder retrial

The Tico Times - February 16, 2016

LIMÓN, Limón — Tangled wires and malfunctioning microphones interrupted crucial testimony in the Jairo Mora murder retrial Monday morning as technicians struggled to maintain a Skype connection with…

Stabbing rampage leaves 5 members of US-Costa Rica family dead
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Stabbing rampage leaves 5 members of US-Costa Rica family dead

L. Arias - February 16, 2016

Read an update to this story here Updated at 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Director Walter Espinoza of Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police…