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Tribunal freezes Crucitas gold mine over possible ‘serious damage’ to environment

Mike McDonald - April 23, 2010

Costa Rica´s Administrative Contention Tribunal has approved precautionary measures that prolong the suspension of work at the Crucitas open-pit gold mine in northern Costa Rica. The tribunal´s…

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Protestors against Crucitas turn out in force

Mike McDonald - April 23, 2010

The roughly one thousand protesters that gathered outside the Supreme Court on Thursday represented more than a frustrated crowd of oppositionists. The piles of people who´s “hearts…

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Growing Concern Over Crucitas Mine

Tim Rogers - October 9, 2009

MANAGUA – Responding to warnings that an open-pit goldmine on Costa Rica’s northern border could have “catastrophic” environmental consequences on Nicaragua’s San Juan River, Nicaragua’s National Assembly…

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Costa Rica environmentalists keep up pressure against Crucitas mine

Mike McDonald - June 5, 2009

A group of environmentalists and concerned citizens gathered in front of the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court (Sala IV) in San José Wednesday to protest the…

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Experts: Las Crucitas Logging Bad for Birds

Leland Baxter-Neal - October 31, 2008

At the center of the growing conflict over a planned open-pit gold mine on Costa Rica’s northern border is the great green macaw. This emerald parrot is…

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Prosecutors Request Figueres Corruption Case Dismissed

Blake Schmidt - October 5, 2007

State prosecutors have requested that a corruption probe against ex-President José María Figueres (1994-1998) be dismissed for lack of evidence.   Since 2004, state prosecutors have been…

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Election Irregularities Alleged

Rebecca Kimitch - February 17, 2006

Ballots left behind in polling places, voters impeded from casting their vote and hasty and imperfect counting are among the hundreds of complaints filed this week with…

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Lawmakers Await Figueres’ Arrival

Katherine and Stanley - November 19, 2004

MEMBERS of the Legislative Assembly this weekissued an ultimatum to former Costa Rican PresidentJosé María Figueres, currently in Switzerland where hehas resided for the past several years…

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Ex-President Figueres Implicated, 3 Former Presidents Scrutinized

Steven J. Barry - October 29, 2004

Former Costa Rican President Rafael ÁngelCalderón Jr. (1990-1994) is in prison. FormerPresident Miguel Ángel Rodríguez is in housearrest (1998-2002). And former President JoséMaría Figueres (1994-1998) is now…

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