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Public Security head decries failure to enact stricter gun control in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Public Security head decries failure to enact stricter gun control in Costa Rica

Alejandro Zúñiga - January 16, 2019

Minister of Public Security Michael Soto decried Costa Rica’s failure to enact stricter gun-control legislation this week, arguing that the inaction would prevent Costa Rica from further…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

US man shot, killed outside Jacó club
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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US man shot, killed outside Jacó club

The Tico Times - September 28, 2016

Updated at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 29 A 38-year-old U.S. man was killed in the Pacific beach town of Jacó outside of a club early Wednesday…

Man linked to Costa Rica murder case sentenced to 3 years for identity theft in US
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Costa Rica
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Man linked to Costa Rica murder case sentenced to 3 years for identity theft in US

The Tico Times - July 8, 2016

A U.S. man wanted by Costa Rican police for questioning in the suspected murder of a Czech woman here in 2010 was sentenced to three years in prison…

Nicaraguan man sentenced to 183 years in prison for killing US-Costa Rican family 
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Nicaraguan man sentenced to 183 years in prison for killing US-Costa Rican family 

The Tico Times - July 6, 2016

A Nicaraguan court sentenced Adrián Salmerón to 183 years in prison Wednesday for the killing of a U.S. expat, his Costa Rican wife and three of their…

In closing arguments, Costa Rica prosecutors seek acquittal of suspect in Jairo Mora trial
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Costa Rica
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In closing arguments, Costa Rica prosecutors seek acquittal of suspect in Jairo Mora trial

Lindsay Fendt - March 15, 2016

LIMÓN – At least one of seven defendants accused of the 2013 killing of Costa Rica sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora likely will walk after prosecutors sought…

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US man killed in Costa Rica was target of real estate scam; 4 arrested

The Tico Times - March 9, 2016

[caption id="attachment_66828" align="alignright" width="285"] (Courtesy OIJ)[/caption] UPDATE: 10:15 a.m. Thursday, March 10   Costa Rica Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) Director Walter Espinoza announced Tuesday that four suspects…

Stabbing rampage leaves 5 members of US-Costa Rica family dead
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Costa Rica
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Stabbing rampage leaves 5 members of US-Costa Rica family dead

L. Arias - February 16, 2016

Read an update to this story here Updated at 5:10 p.m. on Tuesday At a news conference Tuesday afternoon, Director Walter Espinoza of Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police…

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Yet another Veracruz journalist is kidnapped, tortured and killed in Mexico

AFP - February 10, 2016

https://twitter.com/El_Universal_Mx/status/697437409416335360 PUEBLA, Mexico – Authorities have identified a woman's body dumped on a road in central Mexico as a reporter who was kidnapped by gunmen, the latest assault against a…

Prison terms of up to 828 years for Guatemala drug gang members who massacred foreigners
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Crime
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Prison terms of up to 828 years for Guatemala drug gang members who massacred foreigners

AFP - January 9, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY – A Guatemala judge handed down prison terms of up to 828 years for six drug traffickers convicted of killing a busload of foreigners in 2008…

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