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Costa Rican man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral
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Argentina
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Costa Rican man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder of Argentine singer Facundo Cabral

Henry Morales Arana | AFP - April 7, 2016

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- Costa Rican citizen Alejandro Jiménez, known as 'El Palidejo,' was sentenced Thursday in Guatemala to 50 years in prison for masterminding the 2011…

Suspected Costa Rica serial killer tied by DNA to 3 victims, say prosecutors
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Suspected Costa Rica serial killer tied by DNA to 3 victims, say prosecutors

Michael Krumholtz - January 5, 2016

When the bodies of nine women turned up in San José over a six-month span in 2015, police warned of an at-large serial killer preying on prostitutes in the slums…

Costa Rica seeks clemency for Terence Valentine, on death row for brutal Florida murder
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Crime
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Costa Rica seeks clemency for Terence Valentine, on death row for brutal Florida murder

Zach Dyer - September 15, 2015

In 1990, Terence Valentine, a Costa Rican man living in Texas, was convicted of the gruesome 1988 killing of Ferdinand Porsche and the attempted murder of Valentine's…

Costa Rica court finds US expat Ann Patton not guilty in third murder trial
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Ann Patton
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Costa Rica court finds US expat Ann Patton not guilty in third murder trial

Zach Dyer and Michael Krumholtz - September 7, 2015

Update: Monday, Sept. 7, 12:36 p.m. PÉREZ ZELEDÓN, San José – How would it feel to hear you’ve just been acquitted of a murder – twice? A three-judge…

US expat Ann Patton faces third murder trial in Costa Rica 
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Ann Patton
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US expat Ann Patton faces third murder trial in Costa Rica 

Zach Dyer - August 10, 2015

Ann Patton was back in a Pérez Zeledón court Monday for her third trial in five years for the 2010 death of her husband, the wealthy U.S. financier John…

Jairo Mora murder case: Costa Rica prosecutor seeks new trial
Crime
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Crime
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Jairo Mora murder case: Costa Rica prosecutor seeks new trial

The Tico Times - June 2, 2015

A prosecutor requested a new trial in the 2013 killing of Costa Rican sea turtle conservationist Jairo Mora on Tuesday morning at an appeals court in Cartago, east…

Nicaraguan man found guilty of raping, killing US missionary
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Crime
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Nicaraguan man found guilty of raping, killing US missionary

The Tico Times - July 7, 2014

A Nicaraguan man was convicted on Monday of killing a 37-year-old U.S. missionary from Lynnfield, Mass., last April, the Nicaraguan daily La Prensa reported. Fernando Antonio Aburto Reyes, 35, murdered Karen Colclough during the…

Honduras, Central America still lead the world in murder rates
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Honduras, Central America still lead the world in murder rates

Corey Kane - April 14, 2014

The isthmus connecting North and South America continues to lead the world in murder rates, with four of the top five rates in the world in Honduras,…

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Gunmen kill deputy mayor in Guatemala in brazen attack

AFP - April 12, 2014

The deputy mayor of a town in northern Guatemala was gunned down by unknown assailants, in a brazen attack in front of the municipal building, police said…

Armed motorcycle gangs have assassinated more than 1,100 victims in Guatemala since 2011
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Assassinations
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Armed motorcycle gangs have assassinated more than 1,100 victims in Guatemala since 2011

AFP - March 28, 2014

GUATEMALA CITY -- At least 1,111 Guatemalans have been killed by armed motorcyclists between 2011 and the first two months of this year, according to a report…

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