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Critical activist of President Giammattei assassinated in Guatemala

Guatemalan activist Frank Stalyn Ramazzini, a critic of the government of President Alejandro Giammattei, was shot to death in an armed attack in which...

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.

13 of Latin America’s most wanted fugitives arrested in Interpol operation

Thirteen of the most wanted fugitives in Latin America were arrested in an operation coordinated by Interpol.

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). 

In 2020, assaults decreased and fraud increased in Costa Rica

Costa Rica projects to close the year with 80,000 criminal complaints, a lower number than that registered in 2019, which accounted for more than 100,000.

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.

Costa Rica deports 14 Salvadorans suspected of gang membership

Per the Immigration Administration, some of the deported are fugitives from justice in El Salvador.

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.

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.

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