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Costa Rica in the Crosshairs (Part III)

In the concluding section of a three-part series, investigator Michael Porth examines the steps that Costa Rica, long one of the most peaceful countries in the...
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Costa Rica in the Crosshairs (Part II)

In the second of a three-part series, investigator Michael Porth looks at the drug trafficking organizations operating in Costa Rica, who move their product through...
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Costa Rica in the Crosshairs (Part I)

Costa Rica's rich democratic tradition and strong middle class makes it easy to forget in a region full of turmoil, civil wars and despair. However, in this, the...
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US Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control: Responding to Violence in Central America

This report outlines a series of actions by the U.S. government in order to face violence in Central America. Mexican drug trafficking organizations, local drug...
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Costa Rica Tops List of Money Laundering in Central America

More money is laundered through Costa Rica than any other Central American country, according to a study presented by the Central American Bank for Economic...
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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...