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Prosecutor’s Office to charge 26 people for failed border road project

Costa Rica’s General Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría Guzmán said shoddy work on the failed project caused economic losses for the country of some ₡1.2 billion ($2 million).

Chief prosecutor pledges indictments in border road scandal by year end

Costa Rica’s General Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría Guzmán said he is almost ready to file charges for corruption in the failed construction of a road along the border with Nicaragua.

Dispatch from the border: Migrants have shelter but little else

African migrants have basic shelter along the border of Costa Rica and Panama but the only thing they really want is safe passage to the U.S.

Nicaragua government praises ‘balanced’ ruling in border dispute with Costa Rica

Media outlets in Nicaragua on Wednesday reported about the International Court of Justice ruling mostly by citing Nicaraguan representative at The Hague Carlos Argüello, who avoided calling the justices' final rulings negative for his country and instead referred to them as “balanced.”

The Hague Court: Territory disputed with Nicaragua belongs to Costa Rica

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague gave its final ruling Wednesday in Costa Rica's long-running border dispute with Nicaragua. Here's what the court found.

International Court of Justice to rule on Costa Rica-Nicaragua border dispute on Dec. 16

The Hague-based International Court of Justice on Friday reported that it will issue a final ruling Dec. 16 on the joined cases raised by Costa Rica and Nicaragua over a series of disputes along the two countries' border.

Damaged wetlands recovering along Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

Costa Rican officials reported Monday that wetlands near the Nicaraguan border are recovering after suffering damages from dredging work carried out by Nicaragua in disputed territory.

Can I still renew my Costa Rican visa through Peñas Blancas?

Border runs are never convenient but if you have to renew your Costa Rica visa in Nicaragua this week your timing is worse that usual. A rush of Cuban migrants through the region has caused border closures and delays.

PHOTOS: Life along the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border

A Tico Times reporter opens his notebook -- and his photo file -- from a recent trip to the northern tip of Alajuela province, along the Costa Rica-Nicaragua border.

Costa Rica’s border road, ‘la trocha’ confounds

Since its inception, the road project that parallels the San Juan River and the Nicaraguan border has been a political nightmare. But for all its controversy, the road itself has largely been a mystery to the general public.

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