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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…

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…

Intentional poisoning of water supply serving 8,000 being described as “terrorism”

July 23rd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) An unknown suspect or suspects intentionally dumped large quantities of at least six different toxic pesticides and fungicides into the water system serving 8,000 residents of…

Five months later, family of murdered American still seeks answers

Five months later, family of murdered American still seeks answers

  July 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) After more than five months, there have yet to be any arrests in the case of Kurt Heigis, the U.S. man who was murdered in…

Developing: National Registry officials under investigation for embezzlement

July 22nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Attorney General, Jorge Chavarria confirmed yesterday that three officials of the National Registry are under investigation for embezzlement after a complaint filed by Justice Minister, Cristina…

UPDATE: Former president Laura Chinchilla loses civil, criminal case against businessman

UPDATE: Former president Laura Chinchilla loses civil, criminal case against businessman

July 21st, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A three-judge panel acquitted businessman and prominent hotelier, Alberto Rodriguez Baldi on criminal defamation charges and threw out a civil case against the man brought by…

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