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Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters
Diplomacy
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Diplomacy
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Costa Rican government at odds over landing of US military helicopters

The Tico Times - September 24, 2015

A brief stopover by five U.S. military helicopters in Costa Rica over the weekend drew the ire of lawmakers who claimed the landing violated Costa Rica's sovereignty. The executive…

Joint Costa Rica-US patrols yield more than 2,000 kilos of drugs
Crime
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Crime
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Joint Costa Rica-US patrols yield more than 2,000 kilos of drugs

L. Arias - March 24, 2015

Joint patrols between the Public Security Ministry's (MSP) Coast Guard and the U.S. Coast Guard confiscated a total of 1,815 kilos of compressed marijuana, 538 kilos of cocaine and 37…

Narco-plane crashes in northern Costa Rica; cops find 500 kilos of cocaine nearby
Crime
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Crime
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Narco-plane crashes in northern Costa Rica; cops find 500 kilos of cocaine nearby

The Tico Times - September 29, 2014

Cocaine seems to be falling from the sky in Costa Rica, as cops in the past 24 hours have seized more than a metric ton of cocaine…

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

Costa Rica approves joint US patrols and docking permits to fight drug war
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica approves joint US patrols and docking permits to fight drug war

L. Arias - June 10, 2014

Lawmakers on Monday evening voted to extend permission to the U.S. Coast Guard to participate in joint drug patrols in Costa Rican waters and to dock in…

Crime
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Talk of ‘Yankee imperialism’ rankles US Embassy in San José

The Tico Times - June 5, 2014

https://twitter.com/usembassysjo/status/474272870559133696 Chargé d’Affaires Gonzalo Gallegos, head of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Costa Rica, responded publicly Wednesday to accusations from some lawmakers that joint maritime patrols between…