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1 hr ago | Federal Bureau of Investigation
A dual United States-Costa Rican citizen pleaded guilty today for his role in a $1.88 million sweepstakes fraud scheme that defrauded hundreds of elderly Americans. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department's Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Anne M. Tompkins of the Western District of North Carolina made the announcement.
5 hrs ago | State Department
On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, I send best wishes to the people of Costa Rica as you celebrate 193 years of independence. The United States and Costa Rica are natural partners rooted in our long history of democracy.
Thousands of people flocked to Hempstead marking Central America's independence with dancing, traditional music and food to celebrate their roots and heritage on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014.
Costa Rica's coast guard has recovered 1.5 tons of marijuana that officials say was thrown into the sea by smugglers being chased in the Caribbean after a tip from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration. The country's Public Security Ministry says the incident happened early Friday and the suspect boat escaped its Costa Rican pursuers.
Wyndham Hotel Group inked a franchise agreement for the first resort in Costa Rica to fly the upscale Wyndham Hotels and Resorts brand flag, the Wyndham Papagayo Yu Resort in Guanacaste. The 151-room property, owned by ASECCSS, is currently under development and is scheduled to open by the end of 2015.
Southwest said Friday that it has asked the U.S. government for permission to fly between Baltimore and San Jose, Costa Rica, as the fourth-biggest U.S. carrier continues to expand its international ambitions. Southwest Airlines Co.
Courtesy Photo University of Ottawa Associate Professor Deborah Sick will give a presentation on the changes in Costa Rica at New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies on Sept. 18. LAS CRUCES, N.M. >> New Mexico State University's Center for Latin American and Border Studies will host a talk on the changing rural economy of Costa Rica at 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept.
The CTO of a Costa Rica-based payment network that U.S. prosecutors allege primarily served the cybercriminal underworld pleaded guilty on Thursday to one count of conspiring to operate an unlicensed money transmitting business. Mark Marmilev, 35, of Brooklyn, could face a maximum of five years in prison, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica Peter Morew, 62, of San Jose Costa Rica, passed away Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 at his home in Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 05:37 pm
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