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…

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Costa Rican Court Strikes Down Las Crucitas Gold Mine Project

Mike McDonald - November 24, 2010

A Costa Rican appeals court handed environmentalists a resounding victory Wednesday by ruling that a concession for a controversial open-pit gold mine at Las Crucitas, a small…

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Protesters Begin Hunger Strike to Stop Crucitas Gold Mine

The Tico Times - October 11, 2010

Activists protested open pit mining in Costa Rica Saturday in front of Casa Presidencial. The protest against the Crucitas open-pit gold mine, a project that is on…