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Ex-President José María Figueres Olsen earns nomination

Former Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueres has earned a nomination for the February 2022 general elections

For 2nd time, appeals court overturns conviction of Costa Rica ex-President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

The court on Friday declared unlawful the testimony and evidence provided by former ICE board member José Antonio Lobo, the prosecution’s star witness.

Alcatel-Lucent makes $10 million payment to Costa Rica’s ICE in corruption settlement

ICE attorneys say that despite the out-of-court settlement in the civil case, all legal proceedings in the criminal case will continue.

Costa Rica court orders new trial against ex-President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez and 7 other former public officials

A financial crimes court on Tuesday ordered a new trial to move forward against Costa Rica's former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría and seven other public officials in a case involving charges of alleged embezzlement involving two state-owned agencies.

Ex-President José María Figueres Olsen to head Liberation Party

A majority of National Liberation Party (PLN) delegates on Saturday elected ex-President José María Figueres Olsen, who ruled Costa Rica from 1994-1998, to chair the party for the next four years.

Court overturns acquittal of Costa Rica’s former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez on influence-peddling charges, orders new review of case

Justices of the Criminal Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala III, on Friday overturned a 2012 ruling that acquitted Costa Rica’s former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría on charges of influence peddling in a case that made international headlines and forced Rodríguez to step down as secretary-general of the Organization of American States.

Prosecutor’s Office files embezzlement charges against former Costa Rican President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

Two National Insurance Institute top officials were also charged.

Attorney General seeks $6 million in damages in insurance corruption case

The case includes as defendants former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez and former INS Executive President Cristóbal Zawadsky.

Court of appeals overturns conviction of ex-president Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

A court of appeals Friday overturned the conviction of ex-Costa Rican President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez (1998-2002) and acquitted him on the charge of "instigating corruption" in a case of influence peddling with the Costa Rican Electricity Institute and French telecommunications giant Alcatel.

Figueres presents ‘Way Forward’ for Costa Rica

A self-described “civic group” formed by ex-President José María Figueres issues the first in a series of steps to help guide political and social development.

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