Court overturns acquittal of Costa Rica’s former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez on influence-peddling charges, orders new review of case
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Court overturns acquittal of Costa Rica’s former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez on influence-peddling charges, orders new review of case

L. Arias - November 22, 2014

Justices of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala III, on Friday overturned a 2012 ruling that acquitted Costa Rica’s former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría on charges…

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Prosecutor’s Office files embezzlement charges against former Costa Rican President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

L. Arias - August 8, 2013

Costa Rica’s Prosecutor’s Office on July 30 requested the opening of a judicial investigation of alleged embezzlement charges against ex-President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría. The charges were filed…

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Attorney General seeks $6 million in damages in insurance corruption case

L. Arias - January 30, 2013

The Public Ethics Office has cited “social harm” as the cause for seeking $6 million in damages allegedly caused by the corrupt handling of reinsurance policies by…

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Court of appeals overturns conviction of ex-president Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

L. Arias - December 22, 2012

A court of appeals Friday overturned the conviction of ex-Costa Rican President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1998-2002) and acquitted him on the charge of "instigating corruption" in a…

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Figueres presents ‘Way Forward’ for Costa Rica

Alberto Font - November 30, 2012

After making it clear a few weeks ago that he would not run for president in 2014, ex-President José María Figueres presented on Monday the first report…

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Ex-President José María Figueres quits presidential race

L. Arias - November 1, 2012

Former Costa Rican President José María Figueres Olsen (1994-1998) withdrew his bid for the presidency in the ruling National Liberation Party (PLN) primaries for the upcoming 2014…

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Former Costa Rican President José María Figueres confirms 2014 presidential bid

Tico Times - September 17, 2012

For months, former Costa Rican President José María Figueres (1994-1998) dodged reporters’ questions about whether his recent return to Costa Rica after years of living in Europe…

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Ex-President Figueres returns to Costa Rica

Tico Times - April 8, 2012

Former Costa Rican President José María Figueres arrived Sunday morning in the country he governed from 1994-1998, where he plans to hold a series of meetings, including…

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Figueres testifies in legislative probe

Tico Times - February 17, 2012

For nearly two hours, ex-President José María Figueres (1994-1998) appeared before the Legislative Assembly’s Public Spending Commission, where he stated – as he has many times before…

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Is Figueres going to run for president?

Karla Arias Alvarado - January 5, 2012

Everything about José María Figueres’ participation in the National Liberation Party (PLN) Youth Forum last Tuesday seemed like the beginning of a presidential campaign. The youth forum,…