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Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record
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Costa Ricans report increasing safety concerns; 2016 is set to become most violent year on record

L. Arias - December 21, 2016

Just over half of people in Costa Rica feel highly unsafe and think crime in the country has grown, according to a survey conducted by the University of Costa…

Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots
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Costa Rica
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Police to streamline crime reporting in far-flung beach spots

Zach Dyer - May 24, 2016

Many visitors looking to get away from it all are attracted to Costa Rica's remote destinations. That same quality offering quiet and relaxation, however, can be a…

Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly
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Costa Rica
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Beware: ‘Vacation brain’ at the beach can be deadly

Zach Dyer - March 23, 2016

Update: Thursday, March 24, 1:45 p.m. Red Cross officials reported that Leonardo Rodríguez Fonseca, 42, of San José drowned Thursday morning just before noon at Playa Negra in…

Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?
Crime and Punishment
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Crime and Punishment
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Puerto Viejo: Is it time to lift the US travel alert?

The Tico Times - November 9, 2015

U.S. Embassy officials recently met with expats in Puerto Viejo, the lively tourist mecca on Costa Rican’s southern Caribbean coast, to discuss a travel alert that has…

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