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Brazilian police arrest member of ruling Citizen Action Party for allegedly having sex with a minor
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Brazil 2014
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Brazilian police arrest member of ruling Citizen Action Party for allegedly having sex with a minor

L. Arias - June 19, 2014

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…

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

The Tico Times - June 12, 2014

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. Sex tourism,…

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Suspected child molester passed background check at American school in Nicaragua

The Tico Times - April 25, 2014

[caption id="attachment_35060" align="alignright" width="235"] (Courtesy FBI)[/caption] The American Nicaraguan School, where a suspected U.S. serial child molester taught for almost a year, denied that any of its…

Suspected US serial child predator taught at American Nicaraguan School
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Suspected US serial child predator taught at American Nicaraguan School

The Tico Times - April 23, 2014

A suspected 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…

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

The Tico Times - February 28, 2014

Harsh prison conditions, domestic abuse and human trafficking are among the top concerns for Costa Rica, according to the United States State Department’s 2013 Human Rights Practices…

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Study looks at Costa Rica’s sex tourism industry

Steve Ercolani - October 4, 2012

When Eduardo Mora began his preliminary inquiries into the sex tourism industry in Costa Rica for the National University, he started by outlining five types of tourists…

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Report identifies Costa Rica sex tourism centers

Will Ferguson - July 1, 2011

Costa Rica is a source and destination for human sex trafficking and forced labor, according to the U.S. Department of State’s 2011 Trafficking in Persons report. The…