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Immigration Official Let Suspect In Jellery Store Heist Leave The Country

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Shootings So Common In Alajuelita That Residents Do Not Even Report Them To Police

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First Uber Driver In Costa Rica Fined

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Five Of The Halloween Robberies Have Been Identified As Mexicans

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Halloween Robbery In Multiplaza Escazu

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Family of Canadian Man Waits For Answers

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La Fortuna Transito Chief Kills His Girlfriend and Takes His Own Life

The chief of the Policia de Transito (traffic police) in La Fortuna de San Carlos, Pedro Arce Arya,...

Vehicle Runs Over Six Cyclists During Race in Guanacaste

It was the last stage of the CoopeGuanacaste Cemex bike race in Nicoya when a vehicle ran into...

Businessman Paid US$90 For Sex With A Minor

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Death Policy Of Venezuelan Athlete Killed In Race Is ¢1 million (US$1,800)

On Wednesday, the family of David Yáñez, the Venezuela athlete killed last Sunday by a drunk driver, received...

Immigration Police Deport Alleged Leader of the Akl Brothers Gang

The alleged leader of the Akl brothers criminal organization has been deported to Isreal, after being captured in...

“Money Will Not Bring Him Back,” Sister of Venezuelan Athlete Killed By Drunk Driver

"Money will not bring back David, money is not happiness, the drunk driver who hit my brother committed...

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(IPS) Countries in Central America are working to strengthen their regional electricity infrastructure to boost their exchange of electricity generated from renewable sources, which...

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