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Poll shows San José Mayor Johnny Araya is a favorite for winning his party’s nomination.
After months of evading the question, Figueres confirmed Friday through a spokesman that he will seek his party’s nomination for a Casa Presidencial bid in 2014.
Update: Former president denies any wrongdoing in 2004 Alcatel payment scandal during a press conference at his mother’s home. José María Figueres also announced his intention to return to Costa Rican politics although he stated he would not run for president again.
Judge bans former Costa Rican president from serving in public office for 12 years. Rodríguez is second ex-president to receive prison sentence since 2009.
State prosecutors have requested that a corruption probe against ex-President José María Figueres (1994-1998) be dismissed for lack of evidence. Since 2004, state prosecutors have...