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Airline crew robbed en route to Costa Rica airport, report says

American Airlines has eliminated change fees for most international tickets, the Fort Worth, Texas-based carrier announced Friday via a press release.

Tamarindo inaugurates new Tourist Police station

Tamarindo is one of the Guanacaste towns with the highest incidences of reported crime.

Costa Rica registered slight increase in homicides during 2020

Costa Rica registered 569 homicides in 2020, representing a slight increase over the previous year, according to preliminary data provided by Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ). 

Costa Rica dismantles human trafficking network

Costa Rica on Thursday dismantled a human trafficking network that operated for the purpose of sexual exploitation, and authorities detained 10 people who led the operation, the Migration Directorate reported.

Security guard receives 16 years in prison for murder of Carla Stefaniak

Espinoza Martinez received 16 years in prison.

United States donates armored vehicles, helps expand crime investigation lab in Costa Rica

The U.S. Embassy also provided OIJ and the Public Security Ministry (MSP) with a total of four armored vehicles, valued at $250,000 each. 

Three North Americans receive jail time for Costa Rica-based telemarketing scam

The scheme, operated from a Costa Rica call center, defrauded primarily elderly U.S. citizens of approximately $11 million.

French chef stabbed to death on Costa Rican beach

A French chef who was vacationing on a beach in northwestern Costa Rica was stabbed to death in an apparent fight over a cell phone, judicial police said Thursday.

Costa Rica registers decrease in homicides for second straight year

Despite the reduction in homicides, the 2019 data still works out to about 11.2 homicides per 100,000 occupants in Costa Rica.

U.S. Embassy safety tips for international tourists and residents in Costa Rica

As the tourism high season begins, we review important safety information for U.S. citizens visiting Costa Rica.

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