All About Costa Rica

BELIZE / 28 SEP 2011

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 traffickers, transnational youth gangs,…

COSTA RICA / 26 SEP 2011

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 Integration (BCIE).

COSTA RICA / 20 SEP 2011

Sex trafficking is a common criminal activity in Central America and Mexico, but the business has different manifestations across the region depending on local dynamics. …

COSTA RICA / 23 AUG 2011

On a visit to Mexico, Costa Rica's President Laura Chinchilla signed agreements with her counterpart Felipe Calderon to strengthen the two countries' cooperation against organized crime, including an extradition treaty.

COSTA RICA / 25 JUL 2011

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 growing role played…

COSTA RICA / 7 JUL 2011

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) removed Costa Rica from its “grey list” of tax havens after signing its 12th international agreement to exchange tax information in…

COLOMBIA / 13 JUN 2011

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 any clear solutions on…

COSTA RICA / 30 MAY 2011

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 authorities.

COSTA RICA / 26 MAY 2011

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 2010.

COSTA RICA / 19 MAY 2011

Costa Rica’s President, Laura Chinchilla, said Central American governments should increase co-operation to combat the penetration of the drug trade in the region.

COSTA RICA / 9 MAY 2011

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 fight…

COSTA RICA / 28 FEB 2011

As Mexico’s cartels continue to spread their influence in the region, even Costa Rica - which has a reputation as one of the most stable countries in Central America -…

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