Costa Rica faces rise in drug trafficking

Police struggle to tackle increasing violence in poor city where more are turning to narcotics trade to earn living.

    Costa Rica is one of the most dynamic economies in central America and a destination of millions of tourists every year.

    But drug trafficking is becoming a major problem and violence is on the rise in the country.

    In the relatively poor city of Barra Del Colorado, a growing number of people are turning to the narcotics trade to earn a living, due to a lack of financial help from the government.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Barra Del Colorado, Costa Rica, 

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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