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Fourth cyclist victim of hit-and-run dies
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Fourth cyclist victim of hit-and-run dies

L. Arias - March 21, 2017

Lucía Mata Durán, the fourth cyclist who was run over by a speeding driver on Jan. 29, died Tuesday afternoon, the press office of Calderón Guardia Hospital confirmed.…

Public Security Ministry to build police station in Puerto Viejo
Crime
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Crime
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Public Security Ministry to build police station in Puerto Viejo

L. Arias - March 14, 2017

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) confirmed that it will build a police station in the coastal town of Puerto Viejo, in the Caribbean province of Limón. Vice…

Canadian tourist stabbed to death on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast
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Costa Rica
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Canadian tourist stabbed to death on Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast

L. Arias - March 6, 2017

Residents of the southern Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, found the body of a Canadian man with a knife wound on the right side of…

Accused serial killer ‘Wild Bill’ Holbert asks forgiveness for murders of U.S. expats
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Accused serial killer ‘Wild Bill’ Holbert asks forgiveness for murders of U.S. expats

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2017

PANAMA CITY, Panama – Accused U.S. serial killer William "Wild Bill" Holbert asked for forgiveness Monday for the crimes attributed to him in Panama and said that…

UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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UPDATED: Police capture suspect in Liberia murders of five students, find key evidence in raids

The Tico Times - February 3, 2017

2:05 p.m. Friday update OIJ Director Walter Espinoza said in a press conference that the canine unit was able to locate a kitchen knife, which he said…

Cyclists demand better protection on Costa Rican roads
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Cyclists demand better protection on Costa Rican roads

L. Arias - January 31, 2017

The deaths of three cyclists struck by a hit-and-run driver on Sunday prompted urban biking groups to organize a public demonstration to demand tougher laws and more protection…

Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Slaughter of five students in Liberia was likely done by one suspect, says OIJ director

The Tico Times - January 23, 2017

The shocking multiple homicide that left five university students dead early Thursday morning in Liberia, Guanacaste was likely carried out by a single actor, according to Walter Espinoza,…

Five students brutally murdered in Liberia
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Five students brutally murdered in Liberia

The Tico Times - January 19, 2017

Five university students were found Thursday morning in a studio apartment in Liberia with their throats slashed in an apparent multiple homicide. Ranging in ages 22 to 24, most…

Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016

The Tico Times - January 3, 2017

Not even Costa Rica could avoid the curse of 2016, as it marked the most violent year in the country's history. Annual statistics confirm that Costa Rica continues…

Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer

The Tico Times - December 1, 2016

Officials from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested four people Wednesday morning in connection with a triple murder in Sardinal, Puntarenas that happened nearly a year ago. After…