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US donates $19 million to Costa Rica Coast Guard

The new patrol boats will expand the Coast Guard's reach to 5,500 kilometers, allowing patrols to reach Costa Rica’s maritime borders with Ecuador and Colombia.

US anti-drug trafficking review arrives in Costa Rica as lawmakers debate permissions

The committee’s visit to Costa Rica coincides with the latest dust-up over the landing of U.S. aircraft in Costa Rica as part of the joint patrol agreement between the two countries.

3 US Coast Guard officers injured in lightning strike at Costa Rica’s Poás Volcano 

A sudden thunderstorm passed over the popular tourist destination on Saturday at about 12:30 p.m. Before park rangers could clear the scenic overlook, lightning struck roughly 25 meters away from the three, Poás National Park Administrator Redy Conejo told The Tico Times.

US seizes $12 million of drugs in Caribbean

The U.S. Coast Guard said Friday it had seized cocaine and marijuana worth an estimated $11.8 million in the Caribbean Sea as part of an effort to counter rampant drug trafficking.

Costa Rica Coast Guard seizes more than 1 metric ton of cocaine on high seas

Seven suspects were arrested on two different boats.

Costa Rica takes custody of 3 suspected cocaine smugglers nabbed by US

The Costa Rican Coast Guard on Thursday took custody of three Costa Rican men arrested by the U.S. Coast Guard earlier this month. The suspects were caught with nearly 2 metric tons of cocaine, according to a statement from the Public Security Ministry.

Five months on, survivors of deadly catamaran accident still waiting for answers

Survivors have been waiting for Costa Rica's National Insurance Institute to process their claims, and a recent attempt to inspect the wreckage of the day cruiser came up short.

US Coast Guard finds no survivors in Haiti shipwreck

There were about 50 people on board the ship, who had been trying to reach Providenciales Island in the neighboring Turks and Caicos.

US Coast Guard to assist in investigation of deadly catamaran accident

A report on the joint team’s findings will be presented to Costa Rican authorities in five to seven months.

Coast Guard chases down boat carrying at least 1.4 metric tons of marijuana

A U.S. P3 maritime surveillance plane spotted a suspicious boat some 100 kilometers off the coast of Limón. When authorities pursued the vessel, its crew began throwing packages of drugs overboard into the Caribbean

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