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Hotel Europa closes its doors after more than 100 years

November 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) San Jose’s Hotel Europa, owned by accused high-yield investment fraudster, Luis Milanes closed its doors yesterday, leaving some 300 employees suddenly out of work.   The…

Four detained over Miss Honduras disappearance

Police in Honduras said they have detained four suspects in connection with the disappearance of Maria José Alvarado, otherwise known as Miss Honduras 2014, and her sister, Sofia, who have…

Accused fraudster, Luis Milanes shutters Europa, Radisson casinos; fires 220 workers

Accused fraudster, Luis Milanes shutters Europa, Radisson casinos; fires 220 workers

November 18th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Accused high-yield investment fraudster, Luis Milanes shuttered his casinos at the Europa and Radisson hotels in downtown San Jose, firing all 220 staff members.   Milanes,…

Sophisticated flight simulator helps Costa Rican SVA pilots fight organized crime

Sophisticated flight simulator helps Costa Rican SVA pilots fight organized crime

By Julieta Pelcastre / additional editing by Inside Costa Rica staff November 17th, 2014 (Dialogo) The Costa Rican Aerial Surveillance Service (SVA) has an important new tool in its fight against…

Three Central Bank employees arrested on charges of embezzlement

November 4th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Prosecutors announced yesterday the arrest of three employees of the Central Bank’s Treasury Department on charges of embezzlement.   Prosecutors allege that the suspects, identified by…

Man found with $3 million was car mechanic, lived with his mother

Man found with $3 million was car mechanic, lived with his mother

October 31st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com)  A man who was shot in his San Joaquin de Flores home Tuesday night in an attempted robbery and who is now suspected of money laundering…

Police discover $3 million in home after attempted robbery

Police discover $3 million in home after attempted robbery

October 30th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Police discovered at least $3 million USD in cash in a home in San Joaquin de Flores after responding to a home invasion robbery at the…

Suspects accused of kidnapping their boss, demanding ¢120 million ransom

October 27th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Four Nicaraguan and one Costa Rican man were arrested Friday night on charges of kidnapping a Guápiles businessman and demanding a ¢120 million (~$226,000) ransom for…

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