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Costa Rica sentences four members of Mexican jewelry thief gang ‘Los Mazos’ to prison
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Costa Rica sentences four members of Mexican jewelry thief gang ‘Los Mazos’ to prison

AFP and The Tico Times - March 6, 2019

Four members of the Mexican jewelry thief gang known as "Los Mazos" were sentenced to 16 years in prison, the local prosecutor's office said on Tuesday. Those…

United States sending Costa Rica $40.7 million to fight narcotrafficking and crime
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Costa Rica
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United States sending Costa Rica $40.7 million to fight narcotrafficking and crime

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 17, 2019

The United States is expected to send more than $40 million to Costa Rica to help the country fight narcotrafficking and organized crime, the Foreign Ministry announced.…

Costa Rica closes 2018 with decrease in homicides
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Costa Rica closes 2018 with decrease in homicides

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 1, 2019

For the first time since 2012, Costa Rica closed a year with a decrease in the number of homicides. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) recorded 587 homicides…

Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says
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Latin America and Caribbean is world’s most violent region, study says

AFP / Paulina Abramamovich - December 1, 2018

Latin America and the Caribbean is the most violent region on the planet, accounting for 39 percent of the world's murders, the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) said…

Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa
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Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa

AFP and Tico Times - August 5, 2018

Two men have been detained for the murder of a young Mexican tourist. Authorities say the woman was killed during an attempted robbery in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas,…

Four judges reprimanded over Chinese cement scandal
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Four judges reprimanded over Chinese cement scandal

AFP and Tico Times - July 13, 2018

Four judges from Costa Rica’s Supreme Court (CSJ) were reprimanded for “serious misconduct” after dismissing a case against legislators related to influence peddling in the Chinese cement…

Costa Rica murder rate hits record high in 2017
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Costa Rica murder rate hits record high in 2017

AFP - January 4, 2018

Costa Rica recorded its highest-ever annual murder rate in 2017, authorities said this week, blaming score-settling between gangs and drug trafficking for the rise. The nation of…

National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year
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Costa Rica
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National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

The number of property crimes in the Caribbean province of Limón fell during the first six months of this year compared to figures from 2016, the National Police confirmed…

Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert
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Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert

L. Arias - July 10, 2017

Agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) detained a 22-year-old man as the main suspect of posting threats of an attack at the concert of U.S. pop singer…

U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial
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U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

Ann Patton Bender, the widow of U.S. financier John Felix Bender, will face prosecutors who, for the fourth time in seven years, will try to prove that she…

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