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Costa Rica institutes gun control platform in face of rising homicides
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Costa Rica institutes gun control platform in face of rising homicides

AFP - April 17, 2018

The government of Costa Rica has announced the implementation of a new arms control system that will track weapons from importation to sale as a way to…

National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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National Police: Property crime down in Limón from last year

L. Arias - July 14, 2017

The number of property crimes in the Caribbean province of Limón fell during the first six months of this year compared to figures from 2016, the National Police confirmed…

Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Government announces increased security measures to curb recent crime wave

L. Arias - May 18, 2017

President Luis Guillermo Solís and top officials of the country's security agencies met on Wednesday to outline a plan to improve public security and boost the fight…

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

Michael Krumholtz - 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…

U.S. Embassy makes donation to support air surveillance operations in Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Embassy makes donation to support air surveillance operations in Costa Rica

L. Arias - January 20, 2017

The U.S. Embassy in San José gave Costa Rica’s Public Security Ministry a $1 million donation consisting of spare parts, equipment and maintenance service for an aircraft, the ministry reported in…

National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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National Police increase street surveillance ahead of holiday season

L. Arias - November 29, 2016

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) is sending more police officers into the streets as part of a security operation ahead of the holiday shopping frenzy. National Police Director…

U.S. Southern Command supports Costa Rican indigenous communities
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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U.S. Southern Command supports Costa Rican indigenous communities

L. Arias - November 2, 2016

A group of 16 doctors, nurses, dentists and other specialists from the U.S. Southern Command are taking part in a joint humanitarian mission at an indigenous region in the…

Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing
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Business
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Public Security minister says he’ll resign if not given more funds for policing

L. Arias - October 4, 2016

Public Security Minister Gustavo Mata gave lawmakers a 30-day deadline to pass a corporate tax bill that would give the ministry more funds for policing. If they don't,…

San José to get nearly 100 new security cameras
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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San José to get nearly 100 new security cameras

L. Arias - August 9, 2016

The Municipality of San José last weekend began installing 95 new security cameras at parks and other public areas in the capital with the aim at keeping surveillance around…

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine
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Costa Rica
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Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 2 metric tons of cocaine

Zach Dyer - July 28, 2016

Costa Rican Coast Guard officers arrested four men on a fishing boat carrying more than 2 metric tons of cocaine in the early hours of Thursday morning,…

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