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The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government
Drug Policy
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Drug Policy
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The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government

AFP and The Tico Times - April 3, 2019

The morning-after pill, taken to prevent pregnancies, caused friction between the authorities of Costa Rica. The Ministry of Health intends to restrict its sale while the National…

Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seizes boat with half-ton of cocaine

AFP - December 30, 2018

Costa Rican authorities on Thursday seized a boat carrying 500 kilograms (1,100 pounds) of cocaine and arrested five suspected traffickers, the government said. They moved on the…

Spain’s police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo
Crime
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Crime
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Spain’s police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

AFP - October 27, 2018

Spanish police said Thursday they had seized over six tonnes of cocaine hidden in a shipment of bananas and arrested 16 suspects, some of them wanted in…

Costa Rica detains three Colombians and one Ecuadorian in boat with 690 kilos of cocaine
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica detains three Colombians and one Ecuadorian in boat with 690 kilos of cocaine

AFP and Tico Times - October 25, 2018

Costa Rican police detained a boat crewed by three Colombians and one Ecuadorian with a cargo of 690 kilos of cocaine, authorities said Tuesday. The ship was…

Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Cocaine-stuffed pineapples shipped from Costa Rica to Europe

AFP - August 28, 2018

Spanish police said Monday they have seized 67 kilograms of cocaine found inside dozens of hollowed-out pineapples at Madrid's main wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The drug-stuffed…

400 kilos of cocaine are seized in Costa Rica
Drugs
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Drugs
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400 kilos of cocaine are seized in Costa Rica

AFP - June 12, 2018

Costa Rican authorities seized 406 kilos of cocaine that were hidden in a container in a vessel that originated in the Colombian port of Turbo, authorities reported…

Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Alcohol still the most popular drug in Costa Rica

L. Arias - October 18, 2016

Almost one in three Ticos drink alcohol at least once a month, most of them men, according to results of the latest study on the use of…

Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further
Crime
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Crime
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Top medical experts say we should decriminalize all drugs and maybe go even further

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post - March 24, 2016

A group of 22 medical experts convened by Johns Hopkins University and The Lancet have called this week for the decriminalization of all nonviolent drug use and…

It’s time to end the war on drugs
Crime
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Crime
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It’s time to end the war on drugs

Michael Cox and John Collins - March 14, 2016

Few question that the “war on drugs” has been costly and ineffective. Inappropriate policies resulting from the war have destroyed countless lives, incarcerated millions of people, fuelled…

Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police arrest 2 US suspects in hydroponic pot bust

The Tico Times - March 4, 2016

The Costa Rica Prosecutor’s Office requested six months of preventive prison for four suspects from the U.S., Colombia and Costa Rica arrested during four raids around the San José…