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Two police officers detained, suspected of robbing foreigners
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Costa Rica
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Two police officers detained, suspected of robbing foreigners

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 2, 2019

Two National Police officers were detained this week after being accused of robbing foreigners, Costa Rica's Public Security Ministry confirmed Thursday. The incident occurred in Garabito, a…

WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool

The Tico Times - May 17, 2016

The messaging service WhatsApp caught on in Costa Rica and elsewhere around the world as a way to keep up with friends and family. But local communities and…

Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust

The Tico Times - March 4, 2016

The Costa Rica Prosecutor’s Office requested six months of preventive prison for four suspects from the U.S., Colombia and Costa Rica arrested during four raids around the San José…

Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center
Business
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Business
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Costa Rica to ‘exhaustively investigate’ new Uber service center

The Tico Times - January 26, 2016

Normally the central government would trumpet news of 300 new jobs in Costa Rica. Not so when Uber announced Tuesday morning that it plans to open a…

Costa Rica’s Public Security Minister calls for new organized crime unit after spike in killings
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s Public Security Minister calls for new organized crime unit after spike in killings

The Tico Times - October 15, 2015

Any doubts about the presence of sophisticated organized criminal organizations in Costa Rica were dashed Wednesday morning. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) raided several properties across Costa…

Costa Rican police join human rights group to launch campaign against LGBT discrimination
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rican police join human rights group to launch campaign against LGBT discrimination

The Tico Times - February 26, 2015

Costa Rica’s National Police academy and the Center for Research and Promotion of Human Rights in Central America, CIPAC, launched a national campaign Thursday to raise awareness…

Emergency airlift of 7-year-old girl briefly closes Paseo Colón
Health
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Health
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Emergency airlift of 7-year-old girl briefly closes Paseo Colón

The Tico Times - February 9, 2015

This is the best reason to sit through a traffic jam on San José's Paseo Colón. A Public Security Ministry helicopter medevaced a 7-year-old girl who suffered an apparent…

UPDATE: Costa Rica cop accidentally shoots other cop. Several police officers try to cover it up, get fired.
Crime
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Crime
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UPDATE: Costa Rica cop accidentally shoots other cop. Several police officers try to cover it up, get fired.

The Tico Times - July 11, 2014

Update, Friday, 3:30 p.m. A story that started early Friday morning as a brazen attack on a police officer outside President Luis Guillermo Solís' home unraveled this afternoon…

Costa Rica police arrest 90 during World Cup match against the Netherlands
Brazil 2014
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Brazil 2014
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Costa Rica police arrest 90 during World Cup match against the Netherlands

The Tico Times - July 7, 2014

National Police arrested 90 people in brawls and other incidents during and after Costa Rica’s match against the Netherlands on Saturday, according to a statement from the Public…

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Police seize over $100,000 since opening new border checkpoint

The Tico Times - July 5, 2014

[caption id="attachment_41745" align="alignright" width="231"] Courtesy Public Security Ministry[/caption] Costa Rican Border Police have seized over $100,000 in cash in the southern region of the country since opening a…