Two Costa Rican lawmakers want to fine small-time thieves instead of jailing them as a way to reduce pressure on the country's overcrowded prisons. Their draft bill calls for eliminating prison penalties for theft under ₡200,000.
In 2000, a total of 841 cases were resolved by a single court, meaning they ended without any appeals to higher courts. But that number dropped to 486 by 2013, according to the report.
Justices ordered Costa Rica's Prison System and the Judicial Investigation Police to open an investigation on the case.
With 16 votes in favor and six against, Supreme Court justices on Monday afternoon re-elected Jorge Chavarría Guzmán as Costa Rica's chief public prosecutor for another four-year term.
Most rich countries are creating unhealthy, dangerous and harmful conditions for children around the world, according to a report by Unicef's Innocenti Research Center,...
The rains have touched down in Costa Rica and the season is upon us. Whether the cloudy afternoon skies or the downpours throughout some...
Colombia, Costa Rica, Peru and the Dominican Republic launched Tuesday at the Davos forum a call to invest in their countries after the difficult...