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Nicaragua deports U.S. fugitive wanted for child porn

AFP - January 10, 2014

Nicaragua deported to the United States on Thursday a fugitive American wanted by Interpol on child pornography charges, officials said Thursday. Cory Michael Papp, 37, pleaded guilty…

U.S. Embassy: Pot legalization back home won’t change Latin America drug policy
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U.S. Embassy: Pot legalization back home won’t change Latin America drug policy

The Tico Times - January 9, 2014

Not to kill your buzz, but it doesn't look like recent recreational marijuana legalization in some U.S. states will have an immediate impact on drug policy in…

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Costa Rica counts for 40 percent of CAFTA exports to the US

Zach Dyer - November 11, 2013

Looking back on the previous five years after the passing of the Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), Costa Rica and the United States are enjoying…

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Spanish court acquits Tico accused of smuggling pre-Columbian art

L. Arias - October 22, 2013

A criminal court in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, acquitted Costa Rican Leonardo Augusto Patterson, 70, for the crime of art smuggling, after he moved from that city 1,400…

Costa Rica dengue epidemic sets all-time record for calendar year
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Costa Rica dengue epidemic sets all-time record for calendar year

Corey Kane - September 27, 2013

Costa Rica broke its all-time record for dengue cases after the Health Ministry announced that as of Sep. 21, the number of dengue cases had reached 38,497. The…

What is killing the young men of Cañas?
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What is killing the young men of Cañas?

The Tico Times - August 7, 2013

CAÑAS, Guanacaste – Riding in the passenger seat down the dirt roads of Verdero de Cañas, José González, or “Dago” as he is known around town, points…

Costa Rican legislature accidentally passes gay marriage legalization
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Costa Rican legislature accidentally passes gay marriage legalization

The Tico Times - July 2, 2013

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly on Monday passed a measure – by accident – that could legalize same-sex civil unions as part of a larger bill, lawmakers noted…

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Haiti’s ‘Baby Doc’ to face corruption trial?

AFP - February 2, 2012

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti – Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier should face trial for embezzlement during his 15-year rule, an investigating judge said Monday. However, judge Jean Carves told…

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‘Baby Doc’ arrested in Haiti

EFE - January 21, 2011

PORT-AU-PRINCE – Former Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier was charged with embezzling public funds Tuesday, but a judge must still decide whether the indictment can go forward. The…