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China donates motorcycles, security equipment to Costa Rica

The Chinese government on Monday donated motorcycles and other security equipment to Costa Rica during a ceremony with local leaders. 

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). 

Here’s what Costa Rica’s biometric identification bill says

Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly is considering a bill that would create a national biometric database of the country's residents.

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. 

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.

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

The Beechcraft King Air 250 aircraft was purchased largely through a $7.5 million investment from the SVA with significant support from the U.S. Government.

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

Costa Rican authorities on Wednesday launched a "Safe December" initiative that will increase police presence throughout the national territory.

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

Authorities found 1,246 packages of marijuana on the beach totaling 947 kilos. 

Costa Rica adds 152 new vehicles to police fleet

The fleet was presented at an event featuring President Carlos Alvarado and Minister of Public Security Michael Soto.

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

The business owners recognized that they too shoulder part of the responsibility in guaranteeing the safety of the tourists who visit the country.

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