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Court throws out ex-President Chinchilla’s social media defamation lawsuit

While the court ruled in favor of the defendant, freedom of expression experts said the preliminary ruling does not necessarily signal a free-for-all when it comes to criticizing public officials.

Explainer: Why is Costa Rica’s former President Laura Chinchilla suing a hotelier over a Facebook post?

Former President Laura Chinchilla (2010-2014) appeared at a criminal court in San José Monday morning for a defamation lawsuit she filed in June 2013 against businessman Alberto Rodríguez Baldi.

Social media users push back after Costa Rica’s Chinchilla announces Facebook defamation lawsuit

Outraged Ticos bombard social media networks under the hashtag #LauraLeaEsto to defend the long-standing Costa Rican right to free speech after President Laura Chinchilla threatened to sue anyone who defames her on Facebook.

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