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Costa Rica’s VP expresses solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica’s VP expresses solidarity with Black Lives Matter movement

The Tico Times - June 4, 2020

Costa Rica's First Vice President, Epsy Campbell, this week expressed her solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement in a video shared on her social media pages.…

Costa Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rican Legislative Assembly observes minute of silence in memory of George Floyd

Alejandro Zúñiga - June 1, 2020

The Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica on Monday observed a minute of silence in memory of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by police in…

Costa Rican students, journalist denounce police aggression after protest
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News
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Costa Rican students, journalist denounce police aggression after protest

Alejandro Zúñiga - September 13, 2018

Over the course of 15 years as a journalist, Javier Córdoba says he has never experienced anything like the events of Wednesday evening. As he was reporting…

Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Defendants captured aboard supposed drug vessel accuse U.S. authorities of torture

The Tico Times - May 4, 2017

After six men were arrested aboard a boat off Costa Rica's Pacific coast with what authorities said was more than one ton of cocaine, it took more than…

Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say
Caribbean
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Caribbean
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Men caught with one ton of drugs in Costa Rica allowed to walk free, police say

The Tico Times - April 14, 2017

Four men caught off the coast of Limón with more than one ton of marijuana onboard their ship were allowed to walk free by ruling of an area judge Thursday. The decision…

WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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WhatsApp: Costa Rica’s latest policing tool

The Tico Times - May 17, 2016

The messaging service WhatsApp caught on in Costa Rica and elsewhere around the world as a way to keep up with friends and family. But local communities and…

Bill would quash ‘political police’ and establish intelligence culture in Costa Rica
Crime
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Crime
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Bill would quash ‘political police’ and establish intelligence culture in Costa Rica

John McPhaul - December 5, 2015

Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly will soon consider a bill to turn the Department of Intelligence and Security (DIS) into the National Intelligence Strategy Directorate (DIEN) to get…

Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation
Crime
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Crime
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Costa Rica police bust Cuban migrants smuggling operation

The Tico Times - November 10, 2015

More than 100 police with air support carried out eight raids across Costa Rica Tuesday morning, targeting an organized crime network responsible for smuggling Cuban migrants from Panama to…

Costa Rica police launch operations in several neighborhoods in the capital to battle crime wave
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Crime
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Costa Rica police launch operations in several neighborhoods in the capital to battle crime wave

The Tico Times - October 15, 2015

More than 200 heavily armed police officers and tactical units began swarming several high-crime neighborhoods in Costa Rica's capital on Thursday in an effort to take back city…

Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste
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Crime
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Police detain 44 Cuban migrants in Guanacaste

The Tico Times - September 25, 2015

Police in La Cruz, Guanacaste detained 44 undocumented Cuban migrants near the border with Nicaragua, according to a statement Friday from the Public Security Ministry. Authorities arrested…