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Judicial watchdog dismisses claims of errors in Jairo Mora murder trial

Among other reasons, the tribunal noted that the claim “failed to properly and precisely describe the alleged errors incurred” by judges in Jairo Mora murder's first trial.

Costa Rica and Sea Shepherd at odds again over failed turtle conservation effort

Sea Shepherd's "low profile" campaign to help rescue sea turtles in Jacó recently got nixed by the Costa Rican government when it turned out the conservation group was working without permits.

Marine conservation award to be named after murdered conservationist Jairo Mora

The Society for Conservation Biology created the Jairo Mora Sandoval Award to raise awareness about the sometimes fatal risks that conservationists take to protect the environment.

Park ranger to serve 12-year prison sentence for attempted murder

Steller was convicted last August of the attempted murder of Alix Castro Chavarría, who was caught poaching sea turtle eggs during a 2009 ranger patrol.

Video of turtle torture highlights common practice in Costa Rica

A video of young men dragging a sea turtle behind a car in Costa Rica went viral Tuesday, eliciting a public outcry that coincided with the close of the trial over the murder of turtle conservationist Jairo Mora.

4 convicted, 3 acquitted in Jairo Mora murder trial

A Limón courtroom delivered guilty verdicts for four of seven suspects in the 2013 killing of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora.

Verdict in second Jairo Mora trial expected Tuesday

On Tuesday at 2 p.m. a Limón court is expected to decide the fate of seven suspects in the killing of sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora. Mora's parents will get up before the crack of dawn to make the long journey to court, perhaps for the last time.

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

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 Monday to drop homicide charges against him, citing a lack of evidence.

Judges from first Jairo Mora murder trial under investigation

The three judges that delivered not-guilty verdicts in the first Jairo Mora murder trial are now under investigation. A judges guild says this could pressure the judges presiding over the re-trial to convict.

Protests erupt at memorial for slain Honduran activist

Mourners broke into protest Friday at a memorial service for slain Honduran indigenous activist Berta Cáceres, a renowned environmentalist whose family has labeled her killing an assassination.

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