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Prison overcrowding in Costa Rica jumps 50 percent in 10 years
Crime
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Prison overcrowding in Costa Rica jumps 50 percent in 10 years

Zach Dyer - June 27, 2015

Costa Rica’s prison rolls are bursting at the seams, according to a new report from the Ombudsman’s Office. The country’s prison population has grown by 50 percent…

Latin America’s prisons in critical condition
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Crime
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Latin America’s prisons in critical condition

Katell Abiven | AFP - September 1, 2014

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Latin America's prisons are overcrowded, violent and sometimes lack even the most basic services, despite the fact that several of the region's current leaders…

VIDEO: Costa Rica prison inmates showcase artistic skills at 3-day festival
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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VIDEO: Costa Rica prison inmates showcase artistic skills at 3-day festival

Robert Isenberg - June 24, 2014

At first it looked like any other concert: Four men danced in front of microphones, backed up by diverse musicians. They sang and flashed smiles. The audience…

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