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PANI provides $1 million to keep teenage mothers in the classroom

PANI provides $1 million to keep teenage mothers in the classroom

July 28th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica’s child welfare agency, known as PANI, has allocated 627 scholarships worth ¢518 million for the 2014 period to help keep teenage mothers in school…

Airbus jetliner with 175 onboard makes emergency landing in Costa Rica

July 28th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) An Airbus A320 airliner with 175 people onboard was forced to make an emergency landing at Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport after suffering unspecified electrical…

Canadian wanted by Interpol for homicide arrested in Tamarindo

July 28th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Regional police chief for Guanacaste, Rigoberto Rodriguez, confirmed the arrest on Saturday of a Canadian man with an international arrest warrant by Interpol for homicide.  The…

Judge arrested for stealing bail, child support money

July 25th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A criminal court judge in Upala, Alajuela, identified by the last name Leon, was arrested yesterday afternoon on charges that he stole bail and child support…

Water service to be restored to 8,000 residents affected by intentional contamination

July 25th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Officials of the Costa Rican Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (AyA) said yesterday that the company was in the process of restoring water service to 8,000…

Man tries to sell undocumented firearm on Facebook, gets busted

Man tries to sell undocumented firearm on Facebook, gets busted

July 25th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A man identified by the last names Cordero Navarro has been arrested in Perez Zeledon after he tried to sell an unregistered .380 handgun through posts…

Computer crash halts US passport, visa operations

Computer crash halts US passport, visa operations

July 25th, 2014 (VOA) The U.S. State Department says a computer glitch will delay passports and visas being issued from its embassies around the world. Officials in Washington say the computer…

Costa Rican police receive training to fight narco-trafficking in Colombia

Costa Rican police receive training to fight narco-trafficking in Colombia

By Sylvia Zárate BOGOTÁ, Colombia, July 25th, 2014 (ISH) After nearly three decades combating narco-trafficking, the Colombian National Police (PNC) started sharing its experience with officers from other countries in the region in…

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