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Costa Rica dismantles human trafficking network

Costa Rica on Thursday dismantled a human trafficking network that operated for the purpose of sexual exploitation, and authorities detained 10 people who led the operation, the Migration Directorate reported.

#Jailbnb offers stay in Costa Rican prison to deter child sex tourism

"If you are thinking about visiting Costa Rica with the purpose of paying for sex with underage people you could stay in this place for years or forever since this is a felony under Costa Rica’s law,” warns a fake listing on Airbnb, posted by an anti-trafficking group.

5 cases of human trafficking under investigation in Costa Rica this year, says Immigration Administration director

Sexual and labor exploitation are the top two drivers of human trafficking in Costa Rica this year, but organ trafficking continues to concern authorities, according to Immigration Administration Director Kathya Rodriguez.

Brazilian Police release Tico accused of allegedly paying a minor for sex

Olger Ulate Ulate, 55, a Costa Rican man arrested in Brazil last week for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old transvestite prostitute, was released with preventive measures the Costa Rican Foreign Ministry confirmed. Brazilian police did not say when Ulate was released.

Brazilian police arrest member of ruling Citizen Action Party for allegedly having sex with a minor

Ólger Ulate Ulate, 55, a Tico who traveled to Brazil to attend the FIFA World Cup, was arrested Wednesday by Brazilian police in the city of Natal for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old transvestite sex worker, several local media reported.

Sex tourism a driver for human trafficking in Costa Rica, says foundation

Scenic beaches and cold bottles of Imperial pervade Costa Rica’s image as a world-renowned tourist destination. But a darker side lurks behind the pura vida.

Suspected child molester passed background check at American school in Nicaragua

William James Vahey, who committed suicide in March, traveled to Costa Rica several times between 2004 and 2011.

Suspected US serial child predator taught at American Nicaraguan School

A suspected serial child molester may have abused at least 90 young boys at international American schools since 1972, and many of the victims may not be aware of what happened to them, said the Federal Bureau of Investigation in a statement Tuesday.

Report: Prison overcrowding, human trafficking are Costa Rica’s top human rights issues

Harsh prison conditions, domestic abuse, and human trafficking were among the top concerns the United States State Department’s 2013 Human Rights Practices report found in Costa Rica.

Study looks at Costa Rica’s sex tourism industry

A university researcher identifies the geographical characteristics of sex tourism in San José and the traits of its patrons.

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