Homicides Fall in Costa Rica for the First Time in Six Years

first_img Costa Rica recorded 474 homicides in 2011, 53 fewer than the previous year, representing the first decrease in the last six years, the judicial branch announced in a statement on May 31. According to the official report, the homicide rate per 100,000 inhabitants went from 11.5 in 2010 to 10.3 in 2011. The judicial branch specified that this is the second time in the last ten years that a decline in the number of homicides has been recorded. “The first decrease in homicides took place in 2004, going from 300 to 280 deaths,” the statement emphasized. Among those dead as a result of homicide, 378 were Costa Rican nationals, 55 were from Nicaragua, and 14 from Colombia, among other nationalities, according to the report. The statistics indicate that San José, the capital, is the province with the highest number of recorded homicides, 171, followed by Limón, a Caribbean province heavily impacted by disputes among groups of drug traffickers, with 111 murders. Central America is considered the world’s most violent area, according to the UN, with a rate of more than 30 homicides per 100,000 inhabitants, drastically elevated by the situation in the so-called Northern Triangle (Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador), where drug traffickers and gangs sow terror. By Dialogo June 04, 2012last_img read more

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Coronavirus in Korea forces ITTF to postpone draw for 2020 World Team Table Tennis event

first_imgInternational Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has just been informed of the first confirmed cases of Coronavirus disease in Busan, Korea Republic, the host city for the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships to be held between March 22 to 28,  2020. Following breaking news of the first confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Busan, the ITTF has decided to postpone the First Stage draw for the Hana Bank 2020 World Team Table Tennis Championships, which was scheduled to take place tomorrow, Saturday 22nd February 2020 in Busan. On Saturday there will be an emergency contingency meeting between the ITTF Senior Management, the Korea Table Tennis Association (KTTA) and the city of Busan representatives to further discuss the extraordinary situation. Following the meeting, the status of the event will be discussed by the ITTF Executive Committee. The ITTF has been conducting a site inspection this week in Busan, including discussions with KTTA on how to safeguard everyone’s health and safety at the world’s biggest international table tennis event.Advertisement Loading… The ITTF and KTTA are taking advice from the World Health Organization (WHO) and working with the Korean government to put in place the most robust health and safety measures. Japanese teenagers top seeds at 2020 ITTF World Tour Hungarian Open The ITTF and KTTA are continuing to monitor the situation closely and will provide further updates when more information comes to hand. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Who’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By Odeith11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table Top10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo8 Shows That Overstayed Their WelcomeOnly The Chosen Ones Can Appear On-Screen Even After Their DeathAir Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read Morelast_img read more

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