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UPDATE: ‘International con artist’ quickly released after arrest in Puerto Viejo on fraud charge
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UPDATE: ‘International con artist’ quickly released after arrest in Puerto Viejo on fraud charge

The Tico Times - January 5, 2017

UPDATE Friday Jan. 6 at 2:46 p.m.:  Following his arrest Tuesday morning in Puerto Viejo, Danish national Youssef Khater was quickly released by Costa Rican authorities, according to…

Michigan fugitive John Saatio to be extradited Saturday
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Michigan fugitive John Saatio to be extradited Saturday

The Tico Times - June 24, 2016

After escaping from authorities on two separate occasions, U.S. fugitive John Wesley Saatio won't have a third chance to run free in Costa Rica. Costa Rican Security Minister…

U.S. man escapes from Costa Rican detention center
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U.S. man escapes from Costa Rican detention center

The Tico Times - June 20, 2016

Updated Monday, 5:30 p.m. U.S. fugitive John Saatio escaped from the immigration detention center in Hatillo on Sunday night, according to acting Immigration Administration Director Gladys Jiménez.  Jiménez said…

Michigan fugitive arrested in Jacó
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Michigan fugitive arrested in Jacó

The Tico Times - June 13, 2016

Costa Rican police announced Monday evening that they had arrested 34-year-old fugitive John Saatio from Houghton, Michigan in a downtown Jacó nightclub on June 2, according to…

Costa Rica takes down more suspects in cocaine trafficking network run by Italian mafia
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Costa Rica takes down more suspects in cocaine trafficking network run by Italian mafia

Álvaro Sánchez - October 14, 2015

PITAL DE SAN CARLOS, Alajuela – A cassava packing company in the northern Costa Rican community of La Tabla de Pital de San Carlos and a pineapple processor in Chilamate…

Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase
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Sea Shepherd’s Paul Watson turns to human rights commission to block Costa Rica’s legal chase

David Boddiger - October 14, 2015

See also: Costa Rica government vows to no longer support international shark protections Paul Watson is fed up with Costa Rica’s attempts to prosecute him. For 13 years,…

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Costa Rican held in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Nicaragua granted house arrest 

The Tico Times - July 7, 2015

The Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday that a Costa Rican businessman arrested and held in “deplorable” conditions in Nicaragua for six weeks has been moved to house arrest.…

Costa Rican businessman held in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Nicaraguan jail, says foreign minister
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Costa Rican businessman held in ‘deplorable’ conditions in Nicaraguan jail, says foreign minister

Zach Dyer and AFP - June 23, 2015

Costa Rica expressed its displeasure Monday over the detention of a Costa Rican businessman in Nicaragua nearly four weeks ago. José Daniel Gil Trejos, who was detained…

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Interpol seeks Guatemalan businessman linked to government corruption scandal

AFP - May 18, 2015

https://twitter.com/CICIGgt/status/600309201219559424 GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala — Interpol issued an international warrant for the arrest of a Guatemalan businessman accused of being involved in a tax fraud network that caused the…

Ecuadorean officials say fugitive ex-lawmaker wanted for murder may be hiding in Costa Rica
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Ecuadorean officials say fugitive ex-lawmaker wanted for murder may be hiding in Costa Rica

L. Arias - May 28, 2014

Ecuador’s Chief Prosecutor Galo Chiriboga on Wednesday said his office has received reports that former lawmaker Tito Galo Lara Yépez, who fled his country after being convicted…

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