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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…

Costa Rica’s police force plans to add 1,000 officers
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s police force plans to add 1,000 officers

The Tico Times - January 10, 2017

The Costa Rican government plans to take more than $80 million dollars (₡45 billion) from the revenues that would be generated by a new tax law to increase…

Panama and Costa Rica agree to strengthen border security
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Costa Rica-Panama relations
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Panama and Costa Rica agree to strengthen border security

George Rodriguez - February 24, 2015

Panama and Costa Rica, the only two countries on the Central American isthmus with no army, are strengthening security cooperation in the face of drug trafficking and…

Costa Rica fishermen once again arrested as US Coast Guard seizes 2.3 tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica fishermen once again arrested as US Coast Guard seizes 2.3 tons of cocaine

The Tico Times - July 1, 2014

The U.S. Coast Guard captured a Costa Rican fishing vessel and arrested three Costa Ricans and one Nicaraguan suspect off the coast of the remote Cocos Island…

Costa Rican Coast Guard seizes ‘historic’ 4.1 metric tons of cocaine
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Crime
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Costa Rican Coast Guard seizes ‘historic’ 4.1 metric tons of cocaine

The Tico Times - June 11, 2014

Update Friday, 6:00 p.m.: A criminal court judge in San José sentenced three suspects captured off the coast of Quepos with one metric ton of  cocaine to three…