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- Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:50:41 +0000: Police Officer and Local Dealers Detained in Guanacaste Drug Bust - Costa Rica Star News
By Wendy Anders Cocaine might be harder to come by these days in Guanacaste, especially from your local seller. Liberia, capital of the Guanacaste province of Costa Rica, was the scene of a large drug bust this morning when Drug Control Police (PCD in Spanish) captured three ring leaders and several underlings in twelve different houses. This local drug group handled medium-scale cocaine sales throughout Liberia, Bagaces, and Cañas, said Ministry of Public Security officials this afternoon. In an investigation underway since March 2015, Costa Rican anti-drug police in the Liberia, Guanacaste area discovered that the band operated 24 hours...
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- Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:46:37 +0000: Human Traffickers Captured at Both Costa Rican Borders - Costa Rica Star News
By Wendy Anders Over the weekend, Costa Rican immigration police cooperated in a regional sting operation, El Operativo Mesoamérica, to detain alleged human traffickers, reported Radio Monumental yesterday. At least 25 arrests were made in Guatemala, El Salvador, Panamá, Honduras, and in Costa Rica, where eight were captured between the northern border with Nicaragua in Peñas Blancas and the southern Paso Canoas border zone with Panama, stated Jorge Chavarría, Costa Rican Attorney General, in an interview. Local officials in were aided in making the simultaneous arrests by Mexico, Brazil, and the United States. Traffickers, who move up to 100 desperate...
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- Wed, 29 Jun 2016 19:31:40 +0000: Mysterious Death of Former Miss Brazil Baffles Police - Costa Rica Star News
Fabiane Niclotti, who was crowned Miss Brazil 2004, was found dead inside her apartment in Gramado, a city in Rio Grande do Sul state, but there were no signs of violence, police said Wednesday. The 31-year-old model’s brother called police because she was not answering her telephone. Police found Niclotti’s body on Tuesday night and there were no signs of forced entry or violence at her apartment, investigators said. Niclotti competed in the 2004 Miss Universe pageant in Quito, but she did not win. After the contest, she lived for several months in London, where she studied English. Niclotti worked...
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- Wed, 29 Jun 2016 18:45:46 +0000: Leading Dental Tourism Practice in Costa Rica Unveils New Website - Costa Rica Star News
The Flikier Institute of Dental Rehabilitation, a specialty practice dedicated to medical tourism in Costa Rica, recently launched a new website to inform patients about dental health. The new website, www.dentalinstitutecr.com , features responsive technology that allows optimal display across various desktop and mobile devices. The site offers detailed information on all the services provided by the Flikier Institute, which include: Dental Implants Dental Crowns Full Mouth Reconstructions All On 4’s All On 8’s Endodontics Oral Surgery Orthodontics Periodontal Treatments Pediatric Dentistry For each of the dental services offered, the website includes in-depth articles about the treatments and procedures performed....
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- Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:41:47 +0000: U.S. Heart Valve Company Hiring In Cartago - Costa Rica Star News
By Wendy Anders Edwards Lifesciences Corporation (NYSE: EW), the Irvine, California-based world leader in heart valve technologies and hemodynamic monitoring, announced today they are expanding operations to set up a heart valve manufacturing plant in Cartago, Costa Rica. Located in the La Lima Free Zone in Cartago, the company is currently looking to fill about 150 positions in production, engineering, and administration to begin operations in early 2017. Cartago’s Universidad Americana (UAM) will host the company’s staff training slated to begin in September. According to CINDE, the Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency, Costa Rica is the second largest exporter of medical...
The Americas (Washington Post)
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