Prosecutors requests six months of prison for seven cement case detainees
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Prosecutors requests six months of prison for seven cement case detainees

Tico Times and AFP - November 4, 2017

The Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office requested six months of preventive detention for the seven people who have now been arrested in connection with the Banco de Costa…

Police arrest two key figures in Chinese cement case
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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Police arrest two key figures in Chinese cement case

The Tico Times - November 3, 2017

The Costa Rican Prosecutor's Office announced that it arrested "Chinese cement importer by the last name of Bolaños" just before 4 am Friday morning as he was…

Costa Rica’s cement scandal isn’t over, but public trust is unquestionably damaged
Op-Ed
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Op-Ed
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Costa Rica’s cement scandal isn’t over, but public trust is unquestionably damaged

Alvaro Murillo - October 16, 2017

The summary we published three weeks ago about the Chinese cement affair is now in the past, because every day since then has been packed with new…

How Costa Rica’s cement market became a hotbed of intrigue
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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How Costa Rica’s cement market became a hotbed of intrigue

Alvaro Murillo - September 19, 2017

Even the most casual reader of Costa Rican news in recent weeks has certainly wondered – what’s with all the cement? What is the #Cementazo, exactly, and…