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Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Seven detained after confrontation between police, protesters near UCR turns violent

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 23, 2019

A confrontation between police and protesters outside the University of Costa Rica (UCR) on Thursday night resulted in seven people facing charges, including for crimes of fire…

1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas

Alejandro Zúñiga - August 9, 2019

Public Security Minister Michael Soto said at a Friday morning press conference that Costa Rican authorities have seized 1,002 kilograms of cocaine that were being transported in…

Police officers suspected of robbing tourists under investigation by OIJ, MSP
Corruption
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Corruption
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Police officers suspected of robbing tourists under investigation by OIJ, MSP

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 13, 2019

Two National Police officers who are suspected of robbing foreigners in Jacó remain under investigation by Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry (MSP) and Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ).…

Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing
Business
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Business
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Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing

L. Arias - October 4, 2016

Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata gave lawmakers a 30-day deadline to pass a corporate tax bill that would give the ministry more funds for policing. If they don't,…

Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police detain 51 migrants from Asia, Africa, Middle East

L. Arias - December 30, 2015

National Police officers detained a truck near the Central Pacific town of Jacó early Wednesday carrying 51 undocumented migrants from Asia, Africa and the Middle East. In…

Vehicle restriction in San José suspended for holidays next week
Business
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Business
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Vehicle restriction in San José suspended for holidays next week

L. Arias - December 14, 2015

Happy Holidays: Transit authorities will suspend the one-day-a-week restriction of vehicles entering downtown San José starting next Monday, the Public Works and Transport Ministry (MOPT) reported. All motorists…

San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations
Business
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Business
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San José vehicle restriction to be suspended during mid-year school vacations

L. Arias - July 4, 2015

The restriction that prohibits vehicles from entering downtown San José on certain days will be temporarily suspended starting Monday, as Costa Rican students begin their mid-year school…

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…

Emergency airlift of 7-year-old girl briefly closes Paseo Colón
Health
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Health
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Emergency airlift of 7-year-old girl briefly closes Paseo Colón

The Tico Times - February 9, 2015

This is the best reason to sit through a traffic jam on San José's Paseo Colón. A Public Security Ministry helicopter medevaced a 7-year-old girl who suffered an apparent…