Former Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueres has earned a nomination for the February 2022 general elections
The court on Friday declared unlawful the testimony and evidence provided by former ICE board member José Antonio Lobo, the prosecution’s star witness.
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.
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.
The case includes as defendants former President Miguel Ángel Rodríguez and former INS Executive President Cristóbal Zawadsky.
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.