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Police raid shops, Public Security Ministry offices in gunrunning investigation
Arms trafficking
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Arms trafficking
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Police raid shops, Public Security Ministry offices in gunrunning investigation

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2015

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) on Tuesday raided 12 locations — including some Public Security Ministry units — as part of an ongoing gunrunning investigation allegedly connected to…

Landmark Arms Trade Treaty spearheaded by Costa Rica’s ex-President Óscar Arias goes into effect
Business
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Business
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Landmark Arms Trade Treaty spearheaded by Costa Rica’s ex-President Óscar Arias goes into effect

Zach Dyer - December 22, 2014

The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty goes into effect this Thursday, on Christmas Eve. The treaty covers tanks, armored combat vehicles, large-caliber artillery, combat aircraft, attack helicopters,…

US families of Sandy Hook massacre victims sue gunmaker
Crime
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Crime
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US families of Sandy Hook massacre victims sue gunmaker

AFP - December 15, 2014

NEW YORK – Families of victims in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre filed a U.S. lawsuit Monday seeking damages from the manufacturers of the high-powered assault…

Crime
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6 dead in US shootings; suspect at large

AFP - December 15, 2014

NEW YORK – A gunman killed six people and seriously wounded another Monday in a series of shootings near the northeastern U.S. city of Philadelphia, authorities said,…

2 dead, 3 critical in US school shooting
Crime
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Crime
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2 dead, 3 critical in US school shooting

AFP - October 24, 2014

LOS ANGELES – A student opened fire at a U.S. school Friday, killing another student and injuring several others before taking his own life, police and reports said.…

Gangs
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Hooded gunmen kill eight teens in Honduras 

AFP - September 16, 2014

TEGUCIGALPA -- Hooded gunmen shot to death eight youths and wounded two others in a Honduran city torn by gang violence, local media reported Monday. Police in…

Cops seize an arsenal in Heredia and arrest a Tico linked to the Sinaloa Cartel in Colombia
Crime
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Crime
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Cops seize an arsenal in Heredia and arrest a Tico linked to the Sinaloa Cartel in Colombia

David Boddiger - August 29, 2014

[caption id="attachment_46507" align="alignright" width="300"] The Tico Times[/caption] Law enforcement agencies from Costa Rica, Colombia and the United States continued their battle against organized crime and drugs and…

Reagan spokesman, US anti-gun activist James Brady, 73, dies
Global
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Global
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Reagan spokesman, US anti-gun activist James Brady, 73, dies

Robert MacPherson | AFP - August 4, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Former White House spokesman James Brady, a tireless advocate for gun control being severely wounded during a 1981 attempt on the life of his then-boss…

Public Security Ministry destroys record number of guns
Crime
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Crime
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Public Security Ministry destroys record number of guns

Zach Dyer - March 28, 2014

President Laura Chinchilla and Public Security Minister Mario Zamora donned safety glasses to bring a circular saw down on the last two firearms destroyed out of tens…

How do ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s kids live? Follow them on Twitter
Crime
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Crime
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How do ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s kids live? Follow them on Twitter

The Tico Times - February 23, 2014

It seems like you can find anything on social media these days – including the apparent lifestyles of family members of Mexico's biggest drug capos. Following the…

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