Costa Rica News – If you have been reading the news the last few weeks in Costa Rica, there have been multiple tourists attacks and deaths.
Costa Rica’s recently-elected President Carlos Alvarado Quesada has officially hit 100 days in office. But his government is still struggling to stall worsening violence that is being driven by local criminal groups battling for control of domestic drug markets.
Costa Rica has long been known for its low crime rate and relatively stable economy, having escaped the bloody Cold War conflicts and brutal gang violence that have wrought havoc in other Central American countries. However, over recent years, the country has seen a continuous uptick in homicides.
In 2017, Costa Rica broke the country’s record in reported homicides with 603 and a homicide rate