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Ex-President José María Figueres quits presidential race

Poll shows San José Mayor Johnny Araya is a favorite for winning his party’s nomination.

Former Costa Rican President José María Figueres confirms 2014 presidential bid

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.

Ex-President Figueres returns to Costa Rica

A spokesman for the former president said Figueres plans to hold a series of meetings during the week-long visit.

Figueres testifies in legislative probe

Opposition lawmakers were unsatisfied with Figueres' answers

Is Figueres going to run for president?

During a short visit after seven years of self-exile, former President José María Figueres attended meetings with top National Liberation Party figures and set the tone for a possible future presidential campaign.

Figueres is back in Costa Rica

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.

Ex-President Figueres coming home ‘soon’

In an interview with Channel 7’s Telenoticias, former Costa Rican president José María Figueres explained his side of the Alcatel corruption case and announced he will return to Costa Rica after a lengthy self-exile.

Ex-Prez Miguel Ángel Rodríguez receives 5-year jail term in bribe case

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.

Prosecutors Request Figueres Corruption Case Dismissed

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...

Lawmakers Await Figueres’ Arrival

MEMBERS of the Legislative Assembly this weekissued an ultimatum to former Costa Rican PresidentJosé María Figueres, currently in Switzerland where hehas resided for the...

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