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Costa Rica court postpones case against alleged organ traffickers until end-of-year

A Costa Rican court has postponed the preliminary hearing of four doctors formerly employed by the Calderon Guardia Hospital, who have been charged in an illicit scheme to traffic in…

Drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman escapes from Mexican prison, again

Drug kingpin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman escapes from Mexican prison, again

Mexicans are used to stories of extraordinary prison escapes. In one case, more than 140 inmates stormed out of a penitentiary near the border with Laredo, Texas. In another, 53…

Lawyer convicted of scamming seven US investors out of $626k gets 10 years

A Puntarenas trial court has sentenced attorney Arcelio Hernandez Mussio to the maximum sentence of 10 years in prison on Tuesday after convicting the man of defrauding seven U.S. investors…

Former Costa Rica president Miguel Angel Rodriguez to face embezzlement trial

Former Costa Rica president Miguel Angel Rodriguez to face embezzlement trial

The Criminal Court of Finance announced on Tuesday that it would set a trial date in the case of former Costa Rica president, Miguel Angel Rodriguez and eight codefendants charged…

Officers involved in shooting incident at Solís residence to face trial

Officers involved in shooting incident at Solís residence to face trial

Four police officers that were involved in a July 2014 shooting incident outside the condominium of Costa Rica president Luis Guillermo Solis will soon face trial on charges that they…

U.S. man shot outside Santa Ana home in apparent carjacking

A U.S. man identified by the last name Morehead was shot outside his home in Pozos de Santa Ana around 8 p.m. Thursday night in an apparent carjacking, according to…

Authorities seize more than $2 million worth of heroin in Cartago

Authorities seize more than $2 million worth of heroin in Cartago

Authorities seized 15 kilos of what is being described as highly pure heroin in El Guarco, Cartago on Friday.According to the Ministry of Public Security, the heroin apparently came…

Judge frees OIJ chief suspected of false detention of three U.S. citizens

Judge Yorleny Campos Campos of the Criminal Court of Finance in Goicoechea released from custody the district chief of the Judicial Investigative Police (OIJ) for Quepos without conditions after…

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