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Six found dead in Buenos Aires, Puntarenas: OIJ

Six people were killed Sunday on a farm in Llano Bonito de Buenos Aires, Puntarenas, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ). The victims...

Homicide rate steady in Costa Rica, but July was safer

Costa Rica recorded 327 homicides so far this year, an equaling the number over the same span in 2020, according to official figures.

President sounds alarm over the murder of women in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's five femicides so far this year suggest an alarming increase when compared to the 16 cases recorded in 2017 by the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).

Costa Rica suffered through most violent year on record in 2016

The amount of deaths from homicides and traffic accidents rose again last year, breaking Costa Rican records for both categories.

‘Culture of violence’ behind Costa Rica’s jump in homicides, says OIJ chief

Homicides weren’t the only dark spot in Monday’s report. Thefts have more than doubled across Costa Rica in the last five years and car thefts were also slightly up over 2014.

Year’s first massacre in Honduras claims 6 victims

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Gunmen killed six people Sunday in Honduras, the first mass killing of the year in one of the world's most violent countries, police said.

Central America’s violent Northern Triangle registers 17,422 homicides in 2015

Central America's so-called Northern Triangle -- Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras -- recorded a total of 17,422 murders in 2015, 11 percent higher than for 2014, according to preliminary police tallies.

Costa Rica homicide rate hits record high

After several years of decreasing or stable homicide rates, the number of killings in Costa Rica spiked in 2015, leading law enforcement officials to call for more aggressive prevention, investigation and prosecution of organized crime.

Hit men gun down couple with drug trafficking record in San José

The execution in the middle of rush-hour traffic was the latest suspected narco-related killing as the government searches for a strategy to tackle organized crime here.

Costa Rica authorities smash local organized crime ring involved in drug trafficking, homicides

Costa Rica authorities conducted 29 raids Tuesday in multiple locations throughout the Central Valley targeting a large organized criminal network directed from La Reforma Prison, outside the Costa Rican capital.

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