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US donates drones to Costa Rica

The United States Embassy in Costa Rica on Tuesday donated 15 unmanned aircraft to the Public Security Ministry (MSP)

China donates motorcycles, security equipment to Costa Rica

The Chinese government on Monday donated motorcycles and other security equipment to Costa Rica during a ceremony with local leaders. 

Costa Rica registered slight increase in homicides during 2020

Costa Rica registered 569 homicides in 2020, representing a slight increase over the previous year, according to preliminary data provided by Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ). 

Public Security, Environment Ministries join forces to protect parks

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) says it will join forces with the Environment Ministry (MINAE) to help protect Costa Rica’s national parks from illegal activity.

Alleged migrant smugglers arrested in Costa Rica

The detainees were left to the order of the Public Ministry (prosecutor's office), which could prosecute them for the crime of illicit trafficking in persons.

Costa Rica registers decrease in homicides for second straight year

Despite the reduction in homicides, the 2019 data still works out to about 11.2 homicides per 100,000 occupants in Costa Rica.

Vehicle restriction in San José to be suspended for holidays

Your holiday transportation gift, courtesy of MOPT.

‘Safe December’ initiative will increase police presence in Costa Rica as new year approaches

Costa Rican authorities on Wednesday launched a "Safe December" initiative that will increase police presence throughout the national territory.

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

In at least one instance, demonstrators splashed gasoline on a police officer and tried to light it on fire. 

1,000 kilos of cocaine seized off coast of Puntarenas

Costa Rican authorities have seized 2,147 kilos of cocaine already this month.

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