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The Many Forms of Sex Trafficking in Central America

Sex trafficking is a common criminal activity in Central America and Mexico, but the business has different manifestations across the region depending on local...
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Costa Rica, Mexico Sign Extradition Treaty

On a visit to Mexico, Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla signed agreements with her counterpart Felipe Calderon to strengthen the two countries' cooperation...
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Cocaine Seizure, Extortion Ring Bust Points to Guatemala Role in Regional Crime

A drug seizure in Costa Rica and the dismantling of an extortion network which targeted El Salvadorans, both allegedly run by Guatemalan nationals, are signs of the...
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Costa Rica Removed from Tax Haven “Grey List”

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) removed Costa Rica from its “grey list” of tax havens after signing its 12th international...
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Drug Legalization: A Step Closer, But Still a Long Shot

A recent report on drug policy, backed by high-profile political figures, argues for a move away from the “zero tolerance” approach. However, it fails to offer...
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Panama Sea Seizures Force Drugs into Costa Rica

Panama's efforts to stop maritime trafficking in its waters has forced traffickers to use land routes in Costa Rica, according to Costa Rican anti-drug...
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Costa Rica Seizes Almost 1 Ton Cocaine in a Week

In less than a week Costa Rica's Police confiscated 938 kilos of cocaine, which is about a tenth of the country's total seizures in...
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Costa Rica Calls for Regional Anti-Drug Efforts

Costa Rica’s President, Laura Chinchilla, said Central American governments should increase co-operation to combat the penetration of the drug trade in the...
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Costa Rica, Nicaragua Join Forces Against Organized Crime

After a border dispute which has flared up over the last few months, neighboring countries Costa Rica and Nicaragua have signed an agreement to work together in the...