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Authorities seize nearly a ton of marijuana, 100 kg of cocaine
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Costa Rica
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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
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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 Rica
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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
La Sele
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La Sele
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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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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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…

Costa Rica’s justice minister: ‘We are not releasing inmates’
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica’s justice minister: ‘We are not releasing inmates’

L. Arias - December 2, 2015

Costa Rica’s Justice Minister Cecilia Sánchez Romero appeared earlier this week before the Legislative Assembly to explain why her office reduced prison sentences for hundreds of inmates in a decision…

National Police, banks beef up security ahead of holiday season
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Business
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National Police, banks beef up security ahead of holiday season

L. Arias - November 20, 2015

Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata announced the start of a holiday security operation starting Friday in downtown San José and in the central cantons of each province…

US anti-drug trafficking review arrives in Costa Rica as lawmakers debate permissions
Crime
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Crime
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US anti-drug trafficking review arrives in Costa Rica as lawmakers debate permissions

The Tico Times - October 22, 2015

The U.S. President’s National Drug Control Strategy Interdiction Committee met with President Luis Guillermo Solís and other Costa Rican officials as part of a regional tour Wednesday.…