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Former U.S. convict Dan Fowlie speaks out against being barred entry to Costa Rica again

The former 'King of Pavones' has been denied entry into Costa Rica again, complicating his quest to regain all the beachfront property that was once his in the idyllic hamlet in the country's southwest corner.

Arrests made in case of murdered Dutch couple and laborer

OIJ officials say they've solved the January case of a Dutch couple and Nicaraguan laborer who were found brutally murdered on their Puntarenas farm.

On eve of historic sex tourism trial, Cuba Dave is optimistic he’ll be acquitted

David Strecker, aka Cuba Dave, will begin trial Wednesday for accusations that he violated Costa Rica's Sex Tourism Law by "promoting the country as a destination for sexual tourism."

U.S. man escapes from Costa Rican detention center

U.S. fugitive John Saatio escaped from an immigration detention center in Hatillo on Sunday night after being arrested in Jacó earlier this month.

Costa Rica court convicts U.S. investor of fraud

The long, strange ordeal that Cyrus Sepehr refers to as "something out of a movie" took a turn for the worse Thursday when a San José court convicted him on five counts of fraud in a failed real estate deal.

US man with post-polio syndrome protests ‘inhumane conditions’ in Costa Rica prison

When Cyrus Sepehr was thrown into a preventive prison in Costa Rica under suspicion of fraud, he could still walk. But in just four months he's been relegated to a wheel chair, and the left side of his body is now paralyzed.

Dutch couple, laborer found dead at Costa Rica farm

A Dutch couple and one of their employees were found dead Monday on a hardwood plantation in Puntarenas near Costa Rica's central Pacific coast.

Tamarindo hotel owner assaulted again, months after break-in left husband dead

Suzye Lawson, who owns the Villa Alegre bed and breakfast in Playa Langosta near Tamarindo, says she was assaulted again by intruders on Saturday, just eight months after three men broke into the hotel, beat her husband -- who later died -- and stole tens of thousands of dollars.

U.S. man accused of soliciting a minor for sex in Costa Rica says he is being extorted

Reza Ray Ehsan, a 57-year-old family physician from Los Angeles, California, is being charged in Costa Rica for soliciting sex from a girl under 18 years of age.

US man accused of sexually assaulting a minor in Escazú

Agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) arrested the suspect Saturday afternoon at Juan Santamaría International Airport, outside San José, as he attempted to depart Costa Rica on a flight to the U.S.
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