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Costa Rican authorities find body of missing U.S. citizen
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican authorities find body of missing U.S. citizen

The Tico Times - November 15, 2019

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) confirmed to The Tico Times that they have located and positively identified the body of Charlie Hughes, a U.S. citizen who went missing…

Seven arrested in Costa Rica for bomb attacks
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Seven arrested in Costa Rica for bomb attacks

AFP and The Tico Times - October 22, 2019

Seven members of a Costa Rican gang accused of carrying out two bomb attacks at the headquarters of the Legislative Assembly and on a television channel were…

Costa Rican authorities search for missing U.S. citizen
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican authorities search for missing U.S. citizen

The Tico Times - August 25, 2019

Costa Rica's Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) are searching for Charlie Edward Hughes, a U.S. citizen who went missing earlier in August. OIJ says Hughes, 62, disappeared on…

Costa Rica arrests narco linked to Mexican cartels
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica arrests narco linked to Mexican cartels

AFP and The Tico Times - August 14, 2019

Costa Rican police on Tuesday arrested an alleged drug dealer linked to Mexican cartels who had been wanted by United States authorities. José Efraín López Mendoza, alias…

OIJ investigates bomb that damaged Teletica building
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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OIJ investigates bomb that damaged Teletica building

Luis Fernando Cascante / Semanario Universidad - July 29, 2019

A device that exploded Saturday at 11:30 p.m. and damaged a window of the Teletica ​​building was a fire extinguisher tube that could be activated remotely and…

What happened to Carla Stefaniak? Few new details in case
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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What happened to Carla Stefaniak? Few new details in case

Alejandro Zúñiga - April 29, 2019

Carla Stefaniak was visiting Costa Rica from the United States last November when she went missing. In a case that quickly garnered international attention, authorities soon found…

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).…

Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Mexican tourist murdered during a robbery attempt in Santa Teresa

AFP and Tico Times - August 5, 2018

Two men have been detained for the murder of a young Mexican tourist. Authorities say the woman was killed during an attempted robbery in Santa Teresa, Puntarenas,…

Search continues for missing woman in Montezuma, Costa Rica
Missing Persons
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Missing Persons
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Search continues for missing woman in Montezuma, Costa Rica

The Tico Times - May 10, 2018

Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) told The Tico Times this afternoon that the German tourist who disappeared from Montezuma, on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, on May 3 has…

Iconic Costa Rican high school suspends classes following student’s death
En paz descanse
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En paz descanse
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Iconic Costa Rican high school suspends classes following student’s death

The Tico Times - March 7, 2018

Repercussions have continued for Costa Rica's iconic public high school, the Liceo de Costa Rica, following last week's tragic student death. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, 12-year-old student…