Jorge Rodríguez was named Costa Rica´s interim environment, energy and telecommunications minister Thursday following the resignation of Roberto Dobles amid an unfolding scandal.
Dobles stepped down after allegations that he awarded a mining concession potentially worth several million dollars to a company controlled by members of his and President Oscar Arias´ family. Dobles and Arias are second cousins.
Rodríguez was vice minister under Dobles.
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