Costa Rica in the Crosshairs

COSTA RICA / 23 DEC 2011

In this three-part series, investigator Michael Porth examines the steps that Costa Rica, long one of the most peaceful countries in the region, is taking to combat organized crime.

Chapter 1

Costa Rica in the Crosshairs (Part I)

COSTA RICA / 20 DEC 2011

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 first of…

Chapter 2

Costa Rica in the Crosshairs (Part II)

COSTA RICA / 22 DEC 2011

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 the country by land, sea…

Chapter 3

Costa Rica in the Crosshairs (Part III)

COSTA RICA / 23 DEC 2011

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 region, is taking to…

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