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Nearly 1.5 metric tons of cocaine seized by joint US-Costa Rica drug patrols in the Pacific
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Nearly 1.5 metric tons of cocaine seized by joint US-Costa Rica drug patrols in the Pacific

L. Arias - December 22, 2014

Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa on Monday reported that joint patrols in recent weeks by the U.S. and Costa Rican coast guards have netted almost 1.5 metric tons of cocaine and led to…

Lawmakers extend permission for 44 US Coast Guard ships to patrol, dock in Costa Rica
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Lawmakers extend permission for 44 US Coast Guard ships to patrol, dock in Costa Rica

L. Arias - December 17, 2014

In the last voting of Tuesday's full legislative session, lawmakers approved docking permission for 44 U.S. Coast Guard vessels that will conduct joint-patrol operations with Costa Rican…

Costa Rican Coast Guard seizes ‘historic’ 4.1 metric tons of cocaine
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Costa Rican Coast Guard seizes ‘historic’ 4.1 metric tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - June 11, 2014

Update Friday, 6:00 p.m.: A criminal court judge in San José sentenced three suspects captured off the coast of Quepos with one metric ton of  cocaine to three…

Solís put on the defensive as joint US-Costa Rican patrols come up for renewal
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Solís put on the defensive as joint US-Costa Rican patrols come up for renewal

Zach Dyer - June 3, 2014

Costa Rica, famous for having disbanded its armed forced in 1948, is once again debating a joint maritime patrol agreement with the United States. Debates over whether…

Costa Rican police dismantle international drug trafficking gang
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Costa Rican police dismantle international drug trafficking gang

L. Arias - May 20, 2014

Agents of Costa Rica's Drug Control Police (PCD) on Tuesday morning arrested nine suspects accused of belonging to a criminal organization dedicated to smuggling drugs into Europe.…

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Costa Rica police seize nearly 2 tons of cocaine this weekend

AFP and The Tico Times - May 18, 2014

https://twitter.com/seguridadcr/status/467715583799066624 Costa Rica's battle with international drug traffickers continued this weekend with the Saturday seizure of 1.7 tons of cocaine during two early-morning raids near both the…

Costa Rica’s Solís defends spy agency as lawmakers look to abolish it
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Costa Rica’s Solís defends spy agency as lawmakers look to abolish it

Zach Dyer - May 13, 2014

Costa Rica may have disbanded its army, but it does have an intelligence agency — at least, for now. Libertarian Movement Party lawmaker and former presidential hopeful…

New public security minister expresses continued support for joint U.S.-Costa Rican patrols
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New public security minister expresses continued support for joint U.S.-Costa Rican patrols

Zach Dyer - May 12, 2014

Costa Rica's new public security minister, Celso Gamboa, reiterated his support for joint maritime patrols with the United States, in a press conference announcing his team of…

The good, the bad and the ugly of President Chinchilla’s security legacy
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The good, the bad and the ugly of President Chinchilla’s security legacy

Zach Dyer - May 7, 2014

When President Laura Chinchilla took office in 2010, crime and insecurity were the primary concerns for most Costa Ricans, as homicide rates reached epidemic levels. Four years…

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President Chinchilla angling for recognition in Solís’ choice to lead Security Ministry

Zach Dyer - April 16, 2014

https://twitter.com/laura_ch/status/455854334405017600 President Laura Chinchilla has struggled in recent years to communicate her administration’s accomplishments against a popular perception that her government has been ineffectual and riddled with…

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