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What’s going on at Crucitas?
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What’s going on at Crucitas?

Alejandro Zúñiga - February 6, 2019

Óscar Arias, Costa Rica's former two-term president and a Nobel Peace Prize winner, was accused Monday of sexual assault. But the internationally recognized politician has also been…

Mercury contaminating Crucitas water, threatening ecosystems, warns UNA study
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Mercury contaminating Crucitas water, threatening ecosystems, warns UNA study

Josué Alfaro / Semanario Universidad - January 8, 2019

A recent study by the National University (UNA), through its Institute for Studies on Toxic Substances, warned of a "very probable" and "significant" affectation of aquatic ecosystems…

Former President Oscar Arias faces criminal charge over Crucitas case
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Crucitas
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Former President Oscar Arias faces criminal charge over Crucitas case

AFP and Tico Times - August 23, 2018

Chief Prosecutor Emilia Navas has presented criminal charges against former President and Nobel Peace prize winner Oscar Arias for breach of duty. The charge stems from a…

Canadian mine case against Costa Rican ex-president reopened
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Crucitas
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Canadian mine case against Costa Rican ex-president reopened

AFP - November 3, 2017

Costa Rican prosecutors have reopened a case against former president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias for authorizing a Canadian-owned company to mine gold despite environmental…

Canadian mining company reorganizes to seek damages from Costa Rica
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Canadian mining company reorganizes to seek damages from Costa Rica

The Tico Times - January 21, 2016

The news last July that Canadian mining firm Infinito Gold was closing shop caused some to speculate that the company's multimillion dollar case against Costa Rica before…

Costa Rica environmental news: 2015’s biggest stories
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Environment and Wildlife
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Costa Rica environmental news: 2015’s biggest stories

The Tico Times - December 30, 2015

1. Changes in fishing policy [caption id="attachment_28671" align="alignleft" width="700"] Lindsay Fendt/The Tico Times[/caption] Former president Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) prided herself on trailblazing ocean resource management through the creation of…

Costa Rica court orders new trial over alleged Crucitas mine impropriety 
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Costa Rica court orders new trial over alleged Crucitas mine impropriety 

The Tico Times - December 3, 2015

Former Environment Minister Roberto Dobles is headed back to court after a San José appeals court threw out a previous ruling against him this year for his involvement in the controversial Infinito…

Op-ed: ‘Zombie’ Canadian mining company, Infinito Gold, stalks Costa Rica
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Op-ed: ‘Zombie’ Canadian mining company, Infinito Gold, stalks Costa Rica

Rick Arnold - May 20, 2015

Most of us are familiar with zombies featured in scary B movies, otherwise known as the living dead. Now a recent study by Tony Simon, co-founder of…

On Earth Day, a walk through Costa Rica’s recent environmental history
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Environment and Wildlife
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On Earth Day, a walk through Costa Rica’s recent environmental history

Jill Replogle and Alberto Font - April 22, 2015

To honor this 45th anniversary of Earth Day, we could have put up a bunch of gorgeous photos of Costa Rica's wildlife, coastline and national parks. Earth Day IS…

Former environment minister faces corruption allegations over controversial gold mine concession
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Former environment minister faces corruption allegations over controversial gold mine concession

The Tico Times - October 29, 2014

Former Environment Minister Roberto Dobles (2006-2010), right, and his lawyer, Laureano Castro, appeared in a Goicoechea court on Monday, Oct. 27, along with six other defendants to stand trial…