costa rica

Report Unravels Transnational Strands of Costa Rica Drug Trade

A recent report has shed new light on the dynamics of the drug trade in Costa Rica, highlighting how transnational criminal groups have co-opted local individuals and industries to further their criminal enterprises…

This piece was co-authored with Parker Asmann. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Alleged Honduras Kingpin Wanted by US Captured in Costa Rica

The alleged head of one of the most powerful drug trafficking groups in Honduras has been captured in Costa Rica and will reportedly be extradited to the United States, where he could reveal information about the involvement of the Honduran military and elites in the drug trade…

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Costa Rica Bust a Rare Move Against Sex Trafficking

Costa Rican authorities busted a group of alleged sex traffickers responsible for the forced prostitution of more than a dozen women, a laudable effort that nonetheless underscores the country’s lackluster record when it comes to preventing and prosecuting sexual exploitation…

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Increasing African Migration through CentAm Poses Challenges

Officials say Costa Rica is experiencing an increase in irregular migration from Africa, signaling the growth of new human smuggling networks and raising a number of questions for policymakers to consider when handling this complex issue…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime.