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Costa Rica seeks path to legalize medical marijuana
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Costa Rica seeks path to legalize medical marijuana

Marco SIBAJA / AFP - December 8, 2020

Rodrigo Martín was told by oncologists in Costa Rica that the cancer in his head had metastasized and that he had six months to live. It was…

Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine from boat in Caribbean
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seizes 2.5 tons of cocaine from boat in Caribbean

AFP - December 7, 2020

Costa Rican authorities seized more than 2.5 tons of cocaine and detained six men, including a Honduran, who were transporting the drugs on a boat in the…

Please don’t take sodium chlorite or chlorine dioxide to treat COVID-19, Health Ministry says
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Please don’t take sodium chlorite or chlorine dioxide to treat COVID-19, Health Ministry says

Alejandro Zúñiga - July 30, 2020

The Health Ministry this week issued a warning regarding the sale and consumption of products that falsely claim to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.…

Panama seizes five tons of drugs from a submersible
Central America
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Central America
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Panama seizes five tons of drugs from a submersible

AFP and The Tico Times - February 20, 2020

Panamanian authorities seized five tons of drugs aboard a "semi-submersible home-made device," in an operation in which four Colombians were arrested, the country's National Aeronaval Service (SENAN)…

Costa Rica seizes record five metric tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica seizes record five metric tons of cocaine

AFP - February 16, 2020

Costa Rican police Saturday made the largest drug seizure in the country's history after discovering more than five metric tons of cocaine hidden in a container due…

Costa Rica arrests narco linked to Mexican cartels
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica arrests narco linked to Mexican cartels

AFP and The Tico Times - August 14, 2019

Costa Rican police on Tuesday arrested an alleged drug dealer linked to Mexican cartels who had been wanted by United States authorities. José Efraín López Mendoza, alias…

The morning-after pill causes controversy in Costa Rican government
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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
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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
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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
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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…