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…

One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him
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One American hunts for emeralds in Colombia. But many want to stop him

Joshua Partlow and Julia Symmes Cobb | The Washington Post - August 9, 2015

MUZO, Colombia — The chopper touched down on the hillside helipad and Charles Burgess, a cigar-chomping former U.S. government employee, stepped out to survey the full sweep…

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.…

U.S. man arrested for illegal gold mining in Corcovado National Park
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U.S. man arrested for illegal gold mining in Corcovado National Park

Lindsay Fendt - May 22, 2015

Police arrested two men — including a U.S. citizen — in Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park last week during a ground mission to expel illegal hunters and gold…

Op-ed: ‘Zombie’ Canadian mining company, Infinito Gold, stalks Costa Rica
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Op-ed: ‘Zombie’ Canadian mining company, Infinito Gold, stalks Costa Rica

Rick Arnold - May 20, 2015

Most of us are familiar with zombies featured in scary B movies, otherwise known as the living dead. Now a recent study by Tony Simon, co-founder of…

Rangers at Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park use satellite technology to fight illegal gold mining
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Rangers at Costa Rica’s Corcovado National Park use satellite technology to fight illegal gold mining

Álvaro Sánchez - February 13, 2015

Related: Gold miners invade Corcovado EL TIGRE, Puntarenas – Corcovado National Park, on Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula, is considered a key part of the country’s extensive system of…

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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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…

Search for trapped miners in Nicaragua suspended
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Search for trapped miners in Nicaragua suspended

AFP - September 2, 2014

Rescue teams Tuesday suspended efforts to reach seven trapped gold miners in Nicaragua because landslides were making the work too dangerous. "Experts have to acknowledge it's impossible"…

Rescued Nicaragua miners join hunt for missing comrades
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Rescued Nicaragua miners join hunt for missing comrades

Julia Ríos | AFP - August 30, 2014

BONANZA, Nicaragua – Twenty workers dramatically rescued from a collapsed Nicaraguan gold mine joined frantic efforts to find five comrades still missing after the cave-in, officials said…