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Guatemalan drug lord pleads guilty in US court

August 20th, 2014 (ISH) A Guatemalan with ties to Mexico’s Sinaloa drug cartel pleaded guilty on August 18 to conspiring to ship more than 450 kilograms (992 pounds) of cocaine to…

San Carlos residents report suspicious helicopter

August 19th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Residents of Aguas Zarcas, Venecia, San Miguel and La Virgen de Sarapiquí in San Carlos in Costa Rica’s Northern Zone reported to authorities the presence of…

Suspected drug plane crashes near remote government airstrip

August 15th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A small aircraft believed to have been carrying cocaine from South America crashed near a remote government airstrip in Barra de Parismina in Limon, authorities discovered…

Nicaragua seizes more than 500 kilograms of cocaine in the Pacific

August 15th, 2014 (ISH) Nicaragua’s Naval Force on August 13 seized more than 500 kilograms of cocaine hidden in a fast boat anchored in a small island in the Pacific, arresting…

Former president Laura Chinchilla to appeal verdict in Facebook defamation case

Former president Laura Chinchilla to appeal verdict in Facebook defamation case

August 13th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Former president, Laura Chinchilla is expected to file an appeal of the verdict in the civil and criminal defamation trial of prominent businessman and hotelier, Alberto…

Suspects grew marijuana in front of OIJ offices in Alajuela

Suspects grew marijuana in front of OIJ offices in Alajuela

August 13th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) A group of men have been arrested for growing marijuana on the roof of a carwash almost directly in front of the OIJ’s Alajuela headquarters.  …

Bomb scare at Israeli Embassy in San Jose

August 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) An anonymous caller alerted authorities to an alleged explosive device at the Israeli Embassy in Paseo Colón Friday morning.   Authorities responded immediately to the scene,…

Police seize $27,000 from driver in Perez Zeledon

Police seize $27,000 from driver in Perez Zeledon

August 11th, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Police seized some $27,000 in cash Thursday afternoon that a man had hidden in his vehicle in Perez Zeledon.   The discovery was made at a…

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