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Costa Rica registers decrease in homicides for second straight year
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Costa Rica registers decrease in homicides for second straight year

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 3, 2020

For the second time in a row, Costa Rica closed a calendar year with a decrease in the number of homicides. The Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) recorded…

Collaboration with U.S. helps Costa Rica inaugurate new air surveillance plane
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Collaboration with U.S. helps Costa Rica inaugurate new air surveillance plane

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 5, 2019

Costa Rican authorities on Thursday inaugurated a new airplane that will be utilized by the country's Air Surveillance Service (SVA), a branch of the Public Security Ministry…

‘Safe December’ initiative will increase police presence in Costa Rica as new year approaches
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‘Safe December’ initiative will increase police presence in Costa Rica as new year approaches

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 4, 2019

Costa Rican authorities on Wednesday launched a "Safe December" initiative that will increase police presence throughout the national territory this month. Under the directive of President Carlos…

Authorities seize nearly a ton of marijuana, 100 kg of cocaine
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Authorities seize nearly a ton of marijuana, 100 kg of cocaine

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 21, 2019

Costa Rican authorities confirmed Tuesday that they had seized nearly a metric ton of marijuana and arrested a foreigner near Playa Llorona, located on the Osa Peninsula.…

Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet
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Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 8, 2019

The Costa Rican government began 2019 by taking steps to improve security throughout the country. Monday afternoon, the Public Security Ministry (MSP) acquired more than 150 new…

Costa Rican hotel owners demand increased security following tourist’s murder
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Costa Rican hotel owners demand increased security following tourist’s murder

AFP / The Tico Times - December 8, 2018

Hotel owners in Costa Rica demanded Thursday that the government take greater responsibility for the safety of tourists following the murder of a Venezuelan-American, a crime that…

Saprissa Stadium evacuated after bomb scare
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Saprissa Stadium evacuated after bomb scare

The Tico Times - September 3, 2017

As the clock ticked down on Sunday's faceoff between the Saprissa and Grecia soccer clubs, it seemed like the most memorable aspect of the game would be…

National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year
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National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

The number of property crimes in the Caribbean province of Limón fell during the first six months of this year compared to figures from 2016, the National Police confirmed…

President Luis Guillermo Solís worried about U.S. immigration policies
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President Luis Guillermo Solís worried about U.S. immigration policies

L. Arias - March 16, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís said he is concerned about the impact on Central America of U.S. plans to carry out mass deportations. Solís spoke in Washington on…

Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record
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Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Just over half of people in Costa Rica feel highly unsafe and think crime in the country has grown, according to a survey conducted by the University of Costa…