Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Costa Rica’s Supreme Court President Luis Paulino Mora dies at 68

February 18, 2013

The widely respected president of Costa Rica’s Supreme Court, Justice Luis Paulino Mora, died Sunday night at Hospital Mexico in San José, where he was being treated for complications from pneumonia. He was 68.

Officials declared three days of mourning, and a state funeral at the Metropolitan Cathedral in downtown San Jose is scheduled for Monday at 2 p.m.

President Laura Chinchilla posted a condolence message on her social media networks and confirmed that the government will hold a state funeral. “My thoughts go out to the family and the entire judiciary community. Luis Paulino Mora was a great friend and a deeply committed fighter for justice. He will have, as he deserves, all state honors,” Chinchilla said.

Mora served as justice minister during the first administration of President Oscar Arias (1986-1990) and the second president of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court or Sala IV, created in 1989. He became president of the Supreme Court in 1999.

Justice Zarela Villanueva, vice president of the Supreme Court since January 2010, will temporarily assume the post until a new president is elected.

You may be interested

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, October 19
Costa Rica
5868 views
Costa Rica
5868 views

Costa Rica coronavirus updates for Monday, October 19

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 19, 2020

Costa Rica announced 36 new coronavirus-related deaths since Friday for a total of 1,204, according to official data released Monday…

No road blockades reported as of late Monday morning
Costa Rica
21888 views
Costa Rica
21888 views

No road blockades reported as of late Monday morning

The Tico Times - October 19, 2020

The Public Security Ministry (MSP) on Monday reported no known blockades on Costa Rican roads and highways. At 11:35 a.m.…

We asked the Costa Rican Tourism Board your most pressing questions
Costa Rica
832 views
Costa Rica
832 views

We asked the Costa Rican Tourism Board your most pressing questions

Alejandro Zúñiga - October 19, 2020

Since August 1, Costa Rica has gradually allowed for tourists from select countries. Beginning in November, anyone who meets a…