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Costa Rica: U.S. woman expat found murdered

July 23, 2014 nacion.com reported the security forces of Coto Brus confirmed this Wednesday evening the killing of an American woman, of 37 years, by a man of 20, who lived in the same House. The crime took place in Los Angeles of Limoncito, Coto Brus.

At 2:40 p. m. received the alert through 911 on an assault with a stone perpetrated against a woman and when police arrived at the scene, along with the Red Cross of San Vito ambulance 1,040, found the woman without vital signs and with head injuries.

According to the first data in the possession of the police, the victim is an American with 14 years of living in our country, who was part of the Group of Mennonites of the canton border with Panama. The American was identified as Esther Peart Kropt. Body was next to a Creek and at the same time was the stone that killed. The suspect who shared the house with the victim has been detained. Read Article

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U.S.Tourist Missing While Hiking in Corcovado National Park Costa Rica

ticotimes.net reported search-and-rescue teams from the Costa Rican Red Cross continued their efforts Monday to locate a missing U.S. hiker, believed to have disappeared in the rugged Corcovado National Park in the country’s southwestern Osa Peninsula. Cody Roman Dial, a 27-year-old Alaska native, had been traveling through Mexico and Central America for the last seven […]

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French Tourist in Costa Rica Infected with Chikunguna Virus, may be imported

noticias.yahoo.com reported a French tourist is the first infected the virus chikunguna which is confirmed in Costa Rica, although authorities do not rule out that this is an imported case, said today the Ministry of health. The Director of epidemiological surveillance, María Ethel Trejos, said at a press conference that it is not excluded that […]

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San Jose Costa Rica: Three tourists from U.S. assaulted, robbed, one shot

ticotimes.net reported On Saturday night, assailants robbed three U.S. tourists in Costa Rica’s capital San José in an attack that ended with one of the victims rushed to Calerdón Guardia Hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. Judicial Investigation Police (OIJ) told The Tico Times that the 24-year-old victim, Leah Britton, was in stable […]

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Costa Rica: 30-40 foreign tourists robbed in tour boat on way to hotel

eturbonews.com reported that in Tortuguero Costa Rica, a tourist boat carrying from 30 to 40 foreign tourists was assaulted by gunmen from a speed boat. The tourists were on their way to a hotel in Tortuguero when four armed from the speedboat. The assailants removed from the passengers cash and passports. Foreigners included Americans, Europeans, […]

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Costa Rica: Tourist from Russian shot and killed during altercation

ETURBONEWS.COM reported Jacó Costa Rica – On December 10th, 2013, a Russian tourist with the last name of Grigorenco was shot and killed after having only been in Costa Rica for two days. The incident happened at about 9:30 am when Mr. Grigorenco apparently was having a mental health incident. He began to throw items […]

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Costa Rica: Tourist becomes ill with Malaria in Costa Rica, authorities believe contracted in Peru

Insidecostarica.com reported that the sixth recorded case of malaria in Costa Rica this year, but authorities believe the patient acquired the disease while on a trip to Peru. An investigation into the case has determined that the patient contracted the disease in Peru, according to Director of Health Surveillance, Mary Ethel Trejos. According to Trejos, […]

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Dengue Record Cases up significantly in Costa Rica

costaricantimes.com reported…..If you are thinking of travelling to Costa Rica or if you are living in Costa Rica you are probably aware of the dengue epidemic that ha hit the country. Although it is fairly easy to prevent this by using mosquito repellent or making sure your screens are intact, it is something to have […]

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American businessman shot and robbed in Costa Rica

The Yuma Sun reports that a Yuma businessman was shot recently during a trip to Costa Rica. He has since returned to the United States and is recovering from his wound. Gary Lee, owner of Commercial Broker and Princess Travel, was sleeping at his vacation home when burglars forced their way into the residence at […]

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Spaniard hospitalized in Costa Rica with hantavirus

Nacion.com reports that a man of 28 years old Spanish origin, is isolated in the Intensive Care Unit, Hospital San Vicente de Paul in Heredia, on suspicion of hantavirus. This disease usually transmitted by rodent droppings and is characterized by high fever, respiratory disease, and lung problems. Although it is a very rare disease is […]

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