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Costa Rica announces drop in murders, increase in gun seizures
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Costa Rica announces drop in murders, increase in gun seizures

AFP - May 24, 2019

Costa Rica announced on Thursday a reduction in murders and an increase in the confiscation of illegal weapons as it put into force a law that tightens…

What happened to Carla Stefaniak? Few new details in case
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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What happened to Carla Stefaniak? Few new details in case

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 29, 2019

Carla Stefaniak was visiting Costa Rica from the United States last November when she went missing. In a case that quickly garnered international attention, authorities soon found…

Police officers suspected of robbing tourists under investigation by OIJ, MSP
Corruption
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Corruption
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Police officers suspected of robbing tourists under investigation by OIJ, MSP

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 13, 2019

Two National Police officers who are suspected of robbing foreigners in Jacó remain under investigation by Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry (MSP) and Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).…

‘Megaoperativo’ catches duo who robbed tourists at Playa Hermosa
Crime
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Crime
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‘Megaoperativo’ catches duo who robbed tourists at Playa Hermosa

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 13, 2019

Two individuals suspected of robbing tourists at Playa Hermosa de Uvita, Puntarenas, were arrested Saturday as part of a "megaoperativo" conducted by Costa Rican police. According to…

Costa Rica and Spain dismantle criminal network that kidnapped U.S. citizen
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica and Spain dismantle criminal network that kidnapped U.S. citizen

AFP and The Tico Times - January 13, 2019

Costa Rican and Spanish authorities carried out simultaneous raids Friday and detained 12 people in an operation to dismantle a network suspected of extortive kidnapping of a…

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

OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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OIJ finds female body near where Carla Stefaniak went missing

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 3, 2018

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Monday confirmed to The Tico Times that they have discovered a female body near the Airbnb property where missing tourist Carla Stefaniak had…

Doctor, pizzeria owner sentenced in Costa Rica for organ trafficking
Crime
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Crime
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Doctor, pizzeria owner sentenced in Costa Rica for organ trafficking

AFP - December 5, 2017

A doctor and a pizzeria owner were sentenced by a Costa Rican court Monday for recruiting poor people to sell their kidneys for transplants to foreigners, mainly…

Trial of pizzeria owner, Costa Rican doctors begins in organ trafficking case
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Trial of pizzeria owner, Costa Rican doctors begins in organ trafficking case

AFP - September 12, 2017

A trial of four Costa Rican doctors and a Greek pizzeria owner accused of running an illegal organ trafficking ring in Costa Rica began on Monday in San José.…

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Robert Isenberg - April 12, 2017

Don Luis lowers himself to the wet curb and pulls at his shoe. He groans – with every tug, pain shoots through his knee, but at last…

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