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Former President Oscar Arias faces criminal charge over Crucitas case

Chief Prosecutor Emilia Navas has presented criminal charges against former President and Nobel Peace prize winner Oscar Arias for breach of duty.

Canadian mine case against Costa Rican ex-president reopened

Arias, president from 1986 to 1990 and again between 2006 and 2010, said on his Facebook page that he would comply with the prosecutors' request.

Canadian mining company reorganizes to seek damages from Costa Rica

Canadian mining firm Infinito Gold announced last week that it has secured funding from a lender to continue pursuing damages stemming from Costa Rica's cancellation of the firm's gold mining concession in 2011.

Costa Rica court orders new trial over alleged Crucitas mine impropriety 

An appeals court called for a new trial against former Environment Minister Roberto Dobles for approving the controversial Infinito Gold mining project.

Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 

Infinito Gold Ltd. listed more than $160 million in working capital deficit including loan principle and interest, according to a statement from the company published on the CNW press wire. “The Company has concluded that it will not be possible for it to continue operations,” the statement concluded.

Costa Rica’s ex-Environment Minister Roberto Dobles gets 3-year prison sentence in Crucitas case, but won’t serve a day in jail

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 the British Columbia-based mining company Infinito Gold an open-pit gold mining concession in Crucitas, in the northern Alajuela canton of San Carlos, in 2008.
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