Despite doubling of staff, Costa Rica’s judicial branch resolves far fewer cases than in 2000
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Despite doubling of staff, Costa Rica’s judicial branch resolves far fewer cases than in 2000

L. Arias - April 23, 2015

The number of cases resolved by Costa Rican courts has declined precipitously over the past 13 years despite a doubling of judicial staff over the same time period, according to…

Supreme Court re-elects Jorge Chavarría as Costa Rica’s chief prosecutor despite protests
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Supreme Court re-elects Jorge Chavarría as Costa Rica’s chief prosecutor despite protests

L. Arias - October 6, 2014

With 16 votes in favor and six against, Supreme Court justices on Monday afternoon re-elected Jorge Chavarría Guzmán as Costa Rica's chief public prosecutor for another four-year term.…

Costa Rican lawmakers remove Supreme Court justice accused of rape
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Costa Rican lawmakers remove Supreme Court justice accused of rape

L. Arias - July 28, 2014

All 53 lawmakers present at a Monday session of the Legislative Assembly voted in favor of removing Supreme Court Justice Óscar González Camacho from the bench, just…

Legislative hearing on Supreme Court justice facing rape charges delayed until next week
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Legislative hearing on Supreme Court justice facing rape charges delayed until next week

L. Arias - July 23, 2014

A Legislative Assembly hearing to discuss the possible removal of Supreme Court Justice Óscar González Camacho of the court's Civil Chamber, or Sala I, was postponed until Monday. Assembly…

Costa Rica’s top prosecutor: Judicial branch must get better at policing drug cartel influence
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Costa Rica’s top prosecutor: Judicial branch must get better at policing drug cartel influence

David Boddiger - May 16, 2014

Mexican and Colombian drug cartels have infiltrated Costa Rica's judicial system, bribing and possibly threatening judges, the country's top prosecutor said Friday, following the arrest of a…