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Source: Coast Guard Coast Guard in Costa Rica Arrests Shark Fin Poacher Source: Coast Guard Earlier this week, officers from the National Coast Guard Service of Costa Rica boarded a fishing vessel in the Bay of Quepos and found various shark carcasses that had been caught for the sole purpose of hacking off their fins. According to a press release by the Ministry of Public Security, the boarding took place when the suspected shark fin poachers least expected it: A...
Source: Fuerza Publica Shots Fired During Dock Workers Strike in Costa Rica Source: Fuerza Publica Escalating violence has marred an ongoing strike by dock workers in the Caribbean region of Costa Rica, and the latest reports from Fuerza Publica, the national police force, indicate that criminal instigators have fired AK-47s and semiautomatic pistols at officers from riot control units. Such was the report filed by Pablo Rojas of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy earli...
CIMA CIMA Director Arrested as He Tries to Leave Costa Rica Dr. Alejandro Ayon Lacayo, Director of the Centro Internacional de Medicina (CIMA), was detained at the Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) in Alajuela earlier this morning. According to a report by Lady Rojas of online news daily Costa Rica Hoy, Dr. Ayon was taken into custody by Airport Police officers from Air Surveillance, a special unit of Fuerza Publica, Costa Rica's national police ...
Liga Deportiva Alajuelense Costa Rica Shines at the CONCACAF Champions League One of the most celebrated football clubs of Costa Rica's First Division has once again cemented its reputation as a “Slayer of Mexican Clubs.” Liga Deportiva Alajuelense (LDA) is headed to the semifinal round of the CONCACAF Champions League, also known as CONCAChampions, after holding off Cruz Azul to a 1 – 1 draw at the Alejandro Morera Soto Stadium. Source: LDA The manudos played a nigh...
Fuerza Publica bikes Bike Cops Spring to Action in San Jose, Costa Rica Fuerza Pública officers assigned to bicycle patrol in Costa Rica’s capital city are able to quickly respond to calls that require them to negotiate urban obstacles such as narrow streets, pedestrian areas, alleyways, and traffic jams. When it comes to dealing with suspects, these officers operate in pairs and are trained to swiftly dismount and initiate a short pursuit on foot before executing tak...
Cloudbridge For Sale in Costa Rica: A Cloud Forest Reserve (VIDEO) In this video by U.S. journalist and videographer Elizabeth Donatelli, she visits the vast Chirripó National Forest of Costa Rica and somehow manages to hike up a cloud forest reserve in her sandals. Then she turns into real estate agent and tries to sell you the amazing Cloudbridge Nature Reserve. For $899,000, it is a bargain; however, absent landowners need not apply: A contractual ownership cl...
baby sloth Baby Sloth Delivered Via C-Section in Costa Rica Days before wildlife organizations around the world celebrated International Sloth Day, the Sloth Institute Costa Rica (SICR) reported on the rescue of a pregnant female sloth that fell from a tree and eventually required a surgical intervention to help her deliver an adorable baby. Here is the story as written by SICR Manager and primate conservationist Sam Trull, who has been interviewed by BBC ...
Wolf of Wall Street Is There Gold in the Black-Sand Beaches of Costa Rica? One of the most celebrated Hollywood films of last year has a curious connection to Costa Rica, Florida, Wall Street, and an outlandish financial scam. The film is The Wolf of Wall Street, a biopic directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Jordan Belfort. The connection is Ira Lee Sorkin, a renowned attorney who once represented Mr. Belfort and later Bernard Madoff. Mr. Sorkin ...
Source: Wikimedia Commons Implementing Ebola Protocols in Costa Rica Source: Wikimedia Commons Following reports of two individuals being medically screened for the purpose of ruling out an Ebola virus infection, the Director of La Caja, Costa Rica's public health service, has been issuing updates on her agency's implementation of protocols recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) to prevent infections and outbreaks of this dangerous disease. As re...
Beer Smuggler’s Brews: Cheap U.S. Beer Trafficking in Costa Rica Seized Beasts. Source; Fuerza Publica Until recently, drug trafficking and money laundering were the predominant issues keeping customs and police agents busy on the two land borders of Costa Rica. Those two illicit activities have been quickly supplanted with smuggling of goods that supply a thriving black market in our country. From fruit juice to cigarettes and from electronics to groceries...

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