Wednesday 3 March 2021

Higher penalties proposed for tourist killers

Now is a good time for tourists returning post-covid-19 to find more robust regulations punishing attackers

Front Page Politics Higher penalties proposed for tourist killers

Now is a good time for tourists returning post-covid-19 to find more robust regulations punishing attackers

In recent years the image of Costa Rica has been affected by tourist killings, and for such, different fractions of the Legislative Assembly propose that the penalties be stronger.

In the collage, Arantxa Gutiérrez (top), Carla Stefaniak (bottom left) and María Trinidad Matus (bottom right) were killed in Costa Rica while vacationing in the country

Experts in the field of criminal law assure that there is a bill in the works, that could be presented as early as a few weeks, to reform the Penal Code (Codigo Penal), so that harsher penalties be imposed on those who commit crimes again tourists.

- payin the bills -

In addition, this proposal would also serve as a response to the insecurity alert by the U.S. against Costa Rica at the beginning of the year.

Many, criminal lawyers, security experts and some legislators believe now is a good time for tourists returning post-COVID-19 to find more robust regulations.

Tourist homicides is becoming a problem of tourist homicides, even prompting the U.S. State Department to issue an alert. Tougher legislation would reverse the alert and make the tourist visiting the country feel safer.

In the last couple of years, the country has faced the murder of tourists Carla Stefaniak, Arantxa Gutiérrez and María Trinidad Matus. They came from the United States, Spain, and Mexico, respectively.

- paying the bills -

Of the three cases, only the killer of Carla Stefaniak has been tried and convicted to 16 years in prison, a sentence many fell is not deterrent enough. In the two other cases, the accused are expected to face trial by the end of the year.

 

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Immigration issues resolution extending “tourist” visas

UPDATED: The DGME confirmed that anyone entering the country on or...

Tamarindo and Sámara received recognition for Tsunami preparedness

QCOSTARICA - For their preparedness to face tsunamis, the communities of...

MOST READ

Driver who severely beat anoter driver on the Autopista fired and being sued

QCOSTARICA - The images filled the morning news television screen, for no apparent reason, the driver of a big rig begins to beat with...

IMF sets its clear requirements for Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) finally said yes to the loan for almost US$1.78 billion and to the fiscal adjustment commitment proposed...

US Latin America Policy Won’t Change Much, New ‘Thaw’ With Cuba Can’t be Ruled Out,

Q REPORTS - U.S. President Joe Biden is expected to outline his vision of Washington's Latin America policy at the next Summit of the...

The Ultimate Guide to Moving to Costa Rica

Costa Rica is one of the world’s most desirable ex-pat locations and a retirement haven in Central America. The country is blessed with an...

Nicaragua begins vaccination against covid-19 in people with chronic diseases

TODAY NICARAGUA – Nicaragua, on Tuesday, March 2,  began to apply the Russian Sputnik V vaccine against covid-19 to people with chronic diseases, in...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.