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U.S. Embassy makes donation to support air surveillance operations in Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy makes donation to support air surveillance operations in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in San José gave Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry a $1 million donation consisting of spare parts, equipment and maintenance service for an aircraft, the ministry reported in…

US judge postpones hearing in drug case of Venezuela first lady’s nephews
Bolivarian Revolution
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Bolivarian Revolution
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US judge postpones hearing in drug case of Venezuela first lady’s nephews

AFP - November 17, 2015

A U.S. federal judge has postponed until next month a hearing in the drug smuggling case of two nephews of Venezuela's first lady at the request of…

Spike in ketamine overdoses prompts tighter controls
Crime
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Crime
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Spike in ketamine overdoses prompts tighter controls

L. Arias - October 1, 2015

Health Ministry officials confirmed Wednesday that they will include ketamine in the list of controlled substances in Costa Rica. The drug is primarily an anaesthetic for humans and animals, but…

Drug-smuggling pigeon caught outside Costa Rica prison
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Crime
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Drug-smuggling pigeon caught outside Costa Rica prison

The Tico Times - August 11, 2015

Look closely. Yes that is, indeed, a pigeon with a bag full of marijuana attached to its belly. Members of Costa Rica's Penitentiary Police captured the bird…

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