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Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica will ramp up police presence after tourist murders

AFP and Tico Times - August 11, 2018

Costa Rica announced on Friday that it plans on ramping up police presence at popular tourist hotspots after two female tourists were murdered last weekend. “We’re going…

Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa

AFP and Tico Times - August 5, 2018

Two men have been detained for the murder of a young Mexican tourist. Authorities say the woman was killed during an attempted robbery in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas,…

Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring

AFP - May 24, 2018

Costa Rican authorities dismantled an international cocaine trafficking ring that used fishing boats on the country's southern Pacific coast. The successful operation was supported by the governments…

Costa Rica murder rate hits record high in 2017
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica murder rate hits record high in 2017

AFP - January 4, 2018

Costa Rica recorded its highest-ever annual murder rate in 2017, authorities said this week, blaming score-settling between gangs and drug trafficking for the rise. The nation of…

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…

Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert
Concerts
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Concerts
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Costa Rica: Police detain suspect of threats against Ariana Grande concert

L. Arias - July 10, 2017

Agents from the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) detained a 22-year-old man as the main suspect of posting threats of an attack at the concert of U.S. pop singer…

U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial
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U.S. expat Ann Patton to face fourth murder trial

L. Arias - June 28, 2017

Ann Patton Bender, the widow of U.S. financier John Felix Bender, will face prosecutors who, for the fourth time in seven years, will try to prove that she…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Woman records video of man reaching down her shirt on bus; receives no help from driver

Michael Krumholtz - April 11, 2017

A six-hour bus ride in Costa Rica quickly turned into a nightmare for a young woman Monday. The woman, identified only by her Facebook name of Fabiola CH,…

Foreigner caught stealing hours after being detained for threatening neighbors with machete
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Foreigner caught stealing hours after being detained for threatening neighbors with machete

Michael Krumholtz - April 5, 2017

A Swedish man had the unique dishonor of being apprehended twice in the same day on Tuesday in Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula. The 25-year-old man, identified only by the…

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