Costa Rica's rising murder rate worries voters

The central American nation is still considered one of the safest in the region - but the growing violence is causing concern among people ahead of elections.

    Costa Rica's rapidly rising murder rate is another issue weighing on the minds of many voters ahead of elections.

    Last year saw the highest ever number of homicides.

    The central American nation is still considered one of the safest in the region - but the growing violence is causing concern among people in the capital.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from San Jose.


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