Former President Oscar Arias faces criminal charge over Crucitas case
Crucitas
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Crucitas
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Former President Oscar Arias faces criminal charge over Crucitas case

AFP and Tico Times - August 23, 2018

Chief Prosecutor Emilia Navas has presented criminal charges against former President and Nobel Peace prize winner Oscar Arias for breach of duty. The charge stems from a…

Canadian mine case against Costa Rican ex-president reopened
Crucitas
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Crucitas
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Canadian mine case against Costa Rican ex-president reopened

AFP - November 3, 2017

Costa Rican prosecutors have reopened a case against former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias for authorizing a Canadian-owned company to mine gold despite environmental…

Canadian mining company reorganizes to seek damages from Costa Rica
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Business
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Canadian mining company reorganizes to seek damages from Costa Rica

Jill Replogle - January 21, 2016

The news last July that Canadian mining firm Infinito Gold was closing shop caused some to speculate that the company's multimillion dollar case against Costa Rica before…

Costa Rica court orders new trial over alleged Crucitas mine impropriety 
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Costa Rica court orders new trial over alleged Crucitas mine impropriety 

The Tico Times - December 3, 2015

Former Environment Minister Roberto Dobles is headed back to court after a San José appeals court threw out a previous ruling against him this year for his involvement in the controversial Infinito…

Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 
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Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2015

The Canadian gold mining company at the center of a decade-long fight with Costa Rica over a controversial open-pit mining concession has ceased operations. Infinito Gold Ltd.…

Costa Rica’s ex-Environment Minister Roberto Dobles gets 3-year prison sentence in Crucitas case, but won’t serve a day in jail
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Costa Rica’s ex-Environment Minister Roberto Dobles gets 3-year prison sentence in Crucitas case, but won’t serve a day in jail

L. Arias - January 28, 2015

A criminal court in San José on Wednesday sentenced former Environment Minister Roberto Dobles Mora to a three-year suspended sentence for breach of public duty in granting…

Former environment minister faces corruption allegations over controversial gold mine concession
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Crucitas
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Former environment minister faces corruption allegations over controversial gold mine concession

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2014

Former Environment Minister Roberto Dobles (2006-2010), right, and his lawyer, Laureano Castro, appeared in a Goicoechea court on Monday, Oct. 27, along with six other defendants to stand trial…

Costa Rica to spend $2 million annually in fight against cancelled gold mine project
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Costa Rica to spend $2 million annually in fight against cancelled gold mine project

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2014

The government of Costa Rica announced Tuesday morning that it was ready to suit up and meet Infinto Gold, Ltd. at the World Bank's International Centre for…

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Top government lawyer under fire for appealing Crucitas case

Rommel Téllez - February 4, 2011

When a gold mining concession once granted to Industrias Infinito was revoked by a court order on Nov. 24 last year, it didn’t take an expert to…

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Crucitas ruling bad sign, say biz leaders

Mike McDonald - December 3, 2010

A landmark court ruling that last week struck down a major gold mining concession may scare away foreign investment, say some members of Costa Rica’s business and…