U.S. Embassy Refurbishes Park in Puntarenas 

The Montes de Oro, Puntarenas, neighborhood has a new park thanks to a U.S. Embassy donation.  The U.S. Embassy Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) donated a new playground and recreation area, which included a swing set, climbing equipment, benches, and picnic tables. The donation provided significant grounds work.   The donation is ... Read More»

United States Collaborates Taking UCR and UNA Admission Test to Alto Guaymí

For the first time, the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and the National University (UNA) admission tests reached students in Alto Guaymí aboard one of the helicopters of the Aviation Program that the U.S. Embassy Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) developed with the Air Surveillance Service of the Ministry of Public ... Read More»

United States and Costa Rica Announce Juntos por Limón

On June 30, U.S. Ambassador Cynthia Telles and Minister of Public Security Mario Zamora announced Juntos por Limón (Together for Limón), a joint effort between the United States and Costa Rica to bring more prosperity and security to the Costa Rican Caribbean province. Juntos por Limón reflects the U.S. commitment to strengthen public security and ... Read More»

INL Project Receives National Recognition

The U.S. Embassy Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) project Prevention Homes was rewarded with the National Jorge Debravo Youth Award. The Prevention Homes offer academic tutoring, music, gardening, cooking, handicrafts, silk screen print-making, and karate classes to young students, as well as psychological support for minors whose development and welfare are at risk. INL supports these homes ... Read More»

Restorative Justice: An Alternative for Juvenile Offenders

The U.S. Embassy, through the office of International Narcotics and Law, donated $650,000 to the National Center of State Courts in order to expand resources available for juvenile offenders and victims of juvenile offenders going through restorative justice proceedings. The donation will also go towards providing restorative justice training to justice sector officials, as well ... Read More»

Four Helicopters Donated by the U.S. Government Are Now Operational

Four helicopters arrived in Costa Rica nearly a month ago as part of a two-year program between Costa Rica and the U.S. Embassy. The Costa Rican government will use these aircrafts to enhance their fight against illegal drug trafficking and increase the country’s capability to attend to crisis related to natural disasters. During this two-year ... Read More»
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