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Land Dispute in Costa Rica Leads to Death of U.S. Citizen

LADB Article ID: 54939
Category/Department: Costa Rica
Date: 1997-12-18
By: LADB Staff

A land dispute in Costa Rica that led to the shooting death of a US citizen has strained US-Costa Rican relations. Behind the incident is a maze of conflicting land-title claims, bureaucratic bungling, and the influence of a drug trafficker. US interest in the matter is heightened by a longstanding dispute with Costa Rica over land-expropriation cases involving US citizens dating back to the 1980s.

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