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Mexican businessman rescued from Costa Rica kidnapping ring

April 20th, 2015 (InsideCostaRica.com) Costa Rica's Judicial Investigative Police (OIJ) were able to rescue a Mexican businessman on Friday who had been held captive in Tes Rios, Alajuela by a…

DEVELOPING: Workers discover human remains buried at Moin beach

Workers discovered what appear to be buried human remains while working on Moin beach in Limon around 7 a.m. Monday morning. …

Violence against environmentalists on the rise; nearly three-quarters of killings in LatAm

The past year witnessed a significant rise in violence against environmental activists, with 116 deaths being reported globally, according to a report released Monday. Nearly three-quarters of those killings occurred…

Lawyer sentenced to nine years for bogus marriages

A lawyer was sentenced Monday by the Justice Tribunal of San Jose to nine years in prison for registering several false marriages between 2004 and 2007.…

Police, residents turn to WhatsApp to fight crime in Costa Rica coastal communities

Police, residents turn to WhatsApp to fight crime in Costa Rica coastal communities

Many use the popular smartphone app WhatsApp to send messages, photographs of friends and even funny memes. However, Nosara residents are using the app to keep the community watchful, informed…

Suspect in La Cruz triple murder arrested in Nicaragua after more violent attacks

Suspect in La Cruz triple murder arrested in Nicaragua after more violent attacks

A Nicaraguan man who Costa Rican authorities seek in a gruesome triple murder in La Cruz, Guanacaste, has been captured in Nicaragua, where the man was also a suspect in…

In Costa Rica, a sex crime is reported every 80 minutes; more than 40% are crimes against minors

Email this page April 1st, 2015 (InsideCostaRica.com) An average of eighteen people report a sex crime each day in Costa Rica – an average of once every 80 minutes –…

Suspect in La Cruz triple murder believed to have fled to Nicaragua; robbery suspected as motive

The suspect in a gruesome triple murder that occurred over the weekend in La Cruz, Guanacaste, is believed to have fled to Nicaragua, according to authorities.…

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