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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

Katherine Stanley - 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…

Police arrest two key figures in Chinese cement case
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Police arrest two key figures in Chinese cement case

The Tico Times - November 3, 2017

The Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office announced that it arrested "Chinese cement importer by the last name of Bolaños" just before 4 am Friday morning as he was…

No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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No solution in sight for judicial workers’ strike

L. Arias - July 25, 2017

Leaders of Costa Rican Judicial Branch workers’ unions, on strike since last week over a stalled pension reform plan, announced Monday that other public-sector unions will join them…

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