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Supreme Court president steps down amid corruption scandal

The president of Costa Rica's Supreme Court (CSJ), Carlos Chinchilla, left his position this Monday after being reprimanded for his role in an influence-peddling...

Four judges reprimanded over Chinese cement scandal

Four judges from Costa Rica’s Supreme Court (CSJ) were reprimanded for “serious misconduct” after dismissing a case against legislators related to influence peddling in...

Costa Rican prosecutors raid Emergency Commission office

Police also raided the houses of the former legislators in question, Víctor Hugo Víquez of the National Liberation Party (PLN) and Walter Céspedes of the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC).

Legislative committee requests ethics sanctions against Costa Rican president

These criticisms of the president were included in the final report of the committee that investigated loans of more than $30 million from Costa Rican public banks to the cement importer.

President Solís: ‘I’ve always told you the truth’

President Luis Guillermo Solís released a video Tuesday evening about the unfolding Chinese cement scandal.

The real reason the ‘cementazo’ is so scary for Costa Rica – and so important

Our Judicial Branch is like a soccer goalie: the player the team can’t do without, and the player who can’t fail.

Cement case detainees await space at San Sebastián prison

A total of 40 prisoners are currently waiting for space at one of the country's jails, according to La Nación.

UPDATED: Court orders three months of prison for cement case detainees

Costa Rica's Chief Prosecutor, Emilia Navas, said at a news conference that several other suspects are being investigated, suggesting the possibility of further arrests.

Prosecutors requests six months of prison for seven cement case detainees

Costa Rica's Chief Prosecutor, Emilia Navas, said at a news conference that several other suspects are being investigated, suggesting the possibility of further arrests.

Police arrest two key figures in Chinese cement case

The statement from the Judicial Branch announcing the arrest also indicated that former Banco de Costa Rica manager Mario Barrenechea was arrested at his home in Santa Ana.

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