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San José, Costa Rica, Tuesday, July 29, 2014, Vol. 14, No. 148
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U.S. tourist found after hours in forest

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

A 28-year-old U.S. tourist has been rescued after some seven hours in
the woods Cuajiniquil de Santa Cruz.  The Fuerza Pública identified her as Svetlana Bershadshy and said that she went into a mountainous area about 3 p.m. to look around Sunday.

When she did not return, others staying in the same place that she was gave the alert.

Two teams of local searchers and Cruz Roja  workers took up the challenge and located her shortly before 11 p.m., said the Fuerza Pública. Police said she did not show any signs of  physical problems.

Meanwhile, in the Southern part of the
country
 
rescued woman
Ms. Bershadshy
 in Parque Nacional Corcovado there was no news in the search for Roman Dial, Jr., the Anchorage, Alaska, man who has been missing for more than a week.


pot lab
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Police officers arrange plants for counting.

U.S. pair held after marijuana raid

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Fuerza Pública officers said they received a tip that led to the apprehension of a U.S. couple on marijuana growing allegations.

Officers said they found a hydroponics setup at Finca Tierras Nativas de Tempate in Santa Cruz, Guanacaste. They detained a man with the last name of Whitworth and a woman with the last name of Olszewski.

Police said they arrived with a search warrant and prosecutors. They said they found 45 plants in a house and later located a complete hydroponics lab in a nearby storage unit.  There they found 68 small plants and 28 plants in individual pots. The storage unit was air conditioned.



Sala Primera magistrate sacked

By the A.M. Costa Rica staff

Lawmakers voted unanimously Monday to revoke the appointment of Óscar González as a magistrate in the Sala Primera. He is facing multiple allegations of sexual abuse involving an employee.

A legisltive committee studied the case and recommended sacking the magistrate.



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