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Costa Rica: Tourists from U.S. Killed in Plane Crash

CNN.COM – A spokesperson for the US State Department confirmed the deaths of “multiple US citizens.”
“We express our condolences to all those affected by this tragedy. We are in contact with Costa Rican aviation authorities and will continue to monitor the situation,” the spokesperson said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the crash, which happened Sunday afternoon in Nandayure, a town in Guanacaste province on the Nicoya Peninsula, on Costa Rica’s western coast.
Authorities said Sunday they were focusing on recovering the victims’ bodies and would begin an investigation into the cause of the crash Monday.
The plane took off from the Punta Islita Airport at 12:10 p.m. Sunday bound for Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose. Officials received reports of the crash around 12:20 p.m., 10 minutes after takeoff, CNN affiliate Teletica reported, citing civil aviation authorities. Read Article

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Costa Rica; Canadian Tourist Murdered, Multiple Stab Wounds

A Canadian teacher has been killed in what is believed to have been a violent robbery in Costa Rica. citynews.ca / Bruce McCallum, 58, who taught at Albert Campbell Collegiate in Scarborough, was found dead around 4:30 a.m. last Sunday in the southern Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo, Limón. He had suffered multiple stab wounds. […]

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Surfer from U.S. attacked by crocodile in Costa Rica

AZcentral.com reported an Arizona man has been reported in critical condition after a crocodile attacked him Friday morning at a Costa Rica beach. Jon Becker, 59, was identified as the survivor. Diario Extra said Becker was attacked by a crocodile at about 7:10 a.m. Friday while visiting a beach favored by surfers and ecotourists in […]

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Tourist from U.S. files rape charges in Costa Rica

ticotimes.net (Dece 31, 2015) reported a U.S. woman, age 27, filed a criminal complaint against a man who she says raped her last Sunday on a beach in the southern Caribbean town of Puerto Viejo, according to the Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ). On Tuesday night, National Police officers in Limón province arrested a local resident […]

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Tourist from Canada dies at San Jose Costa Rica Int Airport

Believed to have passed away as result of heart attack insidecostarica.com reported January 13th, 2016 (ICR News) A 67-year-old Canadian tourist whose identity was identity was not immediately released, died shortly before 4:30 p.m. inside Costa Rica’s Juan Santamaria International Airport (SJO) on Tuesday. Read Article

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Costa Rica: Investigation of missing U.S. expat broadens, may have been real estate related

amcostaricaarchives.com reported judicial investigators searched a lawyer’s office in Ciudad Quesada Thursday, and this appears to be related with an effort to find a missing U.S. expat. The Judicial Investigating Organization issued a brief statement Thursday afternoon. It said that agents entered and searched a lawyer’s office in an investigation of false paperwork. The paperwork […]

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U.S. expat still missing Costa Rica

amcostaricaarchives.com reported Investigators have said nothing official about missing U.S. citizen Brian Lynn Hogue since the initial report of his disappearance in mid-June. However, it appears that investigators consider the crime to be linked to property that the resident of Pococí owns. A check of the Registro Público shows that the courts have put multiple […]

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Expat from U.S. arrested in Costa Rica for illegal gold mining in national park

news.co.cr reported a security task force convened by the Ministry of Public Security (Spanish initials: MSP) in Costa Rica arrested a citizen from the United States who will be charged with crimes against nature. According to an official press release by the MSP, the U.S. expat was apprehended along with a citizen of Costa Rica; […]

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Tourist from France dies in boating accident in Costa Rica

costaricagoldcountry.com reported a French tourist identified by Costa Rican officials as Aubers Nicolle, 49, died Sunday when the fishing boat he was on crashed into rocks near the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica’s southern Pacific. The man was traveling with four other people, including his wife, Lidie Nicolle, 48 and son, Antane Nicolle, 15. The […]

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Tourist from U.S. still missing in Costa Rica

costaricantimes.com reported after two months of searching and nothing to indicate a missing Alaskan is lost and alone in rugged Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica, Roman Dial now suspects his son fell victim to foul play. Dial traveled thousands of miles to Central America in early August, about two weeks after the disappearance of […]

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