Justice Minister Cristina Ramírez's resignation was announced during the president’s weekly press conference at Casa Presidencial Tuesday. She will step down Tuesday to accept a position with the National Insurance Institute.
Three recent rulings issued by the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, prompted the Public Works and Transport Ministry to turn off the lights on three electronic billboards along major roadways in the Costa Rican capital.
Last week, we reported on a curious story of three Costa Rican fishermen who were nabbed with almost two tons of cocaine near the southern Pacific port city of Golfito. Then-Public Security Minister Mario Zamora called the arrest "the most important [drug] seizure in years."
Prosecutors in the province of Limón are furious over a judge's recent decision to release on bail a known drug trafficker busted with 300 kilograms of cocaine near the Limón airport, on Costa Rica's Caribbean coast.