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More jail for Only suspect in murder of Spanish tourist

Albin Díaz Hawkings, 32, will be spending four more months in preventive detention as the Fiscalia continues to build its case against the only accused in the murder of Spanish tourist Arantxa Gutiérrez last August 4 in Tortuguero. Diaz was arrested days after the attempted...

Court imposes six months preventive detention against suspect of raping an American tourist in Tortuguero

The Criminal Court of Pococí imposed on Tuesday night, six months of preventive prison against an individual named Chaves Castillo, arrested as a suspect of the crime of rape against an American in Tortuguero, confirmed the Public Ministry on Twitter. UH: #FiscalíaCR consigue que se...

For Tortuguero Murder Suspect Nicaragua Justice May Better Serve

Rico's TICO BULL (Opinion) - The OIJ have their main. Following DNA and forensic evidence, for them, there is no doubt Alvin Diaz Hopkins is guilty of killing 31-year-old Arancha Gutiérrez López, on August 4, while the Spanish national was visiting Costa Rica with...

DNA, Skin Traces and Testimonial Evidence Is Conclusive For OIJ In Murder Of Spanish Tourist

The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed on Monday that they found coincidences between the DNA of a Nicaraguan, of last names Díaz Hopkinss, and the saliva found in the breasts of the Arancha Gutiérrez López, murdered in Tortuguero on August 4. The investigations revealed...

“They Didn’t Warn Us About The Danger”, Says Family Of Spanish Woman Murdered in Costa Rica

“Don’t fail us again.” That’s the message from the family of Arancha Gutiérrez, a 31-year-old Spanish woman who was murdered in Tortuguero last weekend while visiting Costa Rica with her husband and a group of seven other Spaniards. Speaking to Spain's El Pais, Miguel Ángel...

Two tourists killed this weekend: in Tortuguero and Santa Teresa

Two tourists were killed this weekend on different beaches in Costa Rica: a Mexican woman in Santa Teresa, on the Pacific Coast and a Spanish woman in Tortuguero, on the Caribbean side. The Organismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) said that Maria Trinidad Mathus, 25 years...

Gruesome Moment: Jaguar Devours Leatherback Turtle On Costa Rica Beach

This is the horrifying moment a jaguar eats a leatherback turtle for supper in the middle of a beach in Costa Rica. In the clip, posted on Facebook, the big cat can be seen chewing on the head of the motionless sea creature on the...

Six Unique Reasons To Visit Costa Rica By Sabrina Chakici

Where lush green rainforest meets the vast blue ocean and wildlife roams free, Costa Rica is the perfect ‘wanderlust’ destination for active adventurers. With so much to see and do, if you haven’t already visited the popular Latin American country here’s six reasons why you...

Having A Blast In The Land of Volcanoes and Jungle

It was the elegant Costa Rican footballers in the 2014 World Cup that first got me thinking about a holiday in Central America. I knew Costa Rica was famous for its geographical diversity – it has active volcanoes alongside misty rainforests – but I also...

Costa Rica Hastens to Recover Its Previously Undervalued Wetlands

(Q24N) Costa Rica now seeks to preserve the beauty and improve the conservation of its wetlands, an ecosystem forever undervalued by the local population that considers them no more than breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Though wetlands are the most efficient areas for absorbing carbon emissions,...

Nature Air Announces San Jose – Limon Daily Flights Starting Dec. 1

COSTA RICA TRAVEL NEWS -- Nature Air announced the launch of a new direct flight from San José to Limón, starting December 1. The daily flight will leave the Juan Santamaría airport in San José at 5:50am and arrive in the Caribbean port city at...

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