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Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Health
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Emergency airlift of 7-year-old girl briefly closes Paseo Colón

Zach Dyer - 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…

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