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Costa Rica

26 February 2007


Costa Rica's Deputy Minister for Public Security Gerardo Lascarez on Sunday warned against the proliferation of firearms in the nation, which were used in around 5,000 robberies in 2006. Some 48 people were shot dead in Costa Rica resisting robbery, and another 24 robbery victims killed their attackers in self-defense, according to government data published in the La Nacion newspaper on Sunday. William Hidalgo, director of weapons at the ministry, said it was... (

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