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Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 
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Gold mining company that sued Costa Rica files for bankruptcy 

Zach Dyer - July 15, 2015

The Canadian gold mining company at the center of a decade-long fight with Costa Rica over a controversial open-pit mining concession has ceased operations. Infinito Gold Ltd.…

Op-ed: ‘Zombie’ Canadian mining company, Infinito Gold, stalks Costa Rica
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Op-ed: ‘Zombie’ Canadian mining company, Infinito Gold, stalks Costa Rica

Rick Arnold - May 20, 2015

Most of us are familiar with zombies featured in scary B movies, otherwise known as the living dead. Now a recent study by Tony Simon, co-founder of…

Costa Rica’s ex-Environment Minister Roberto Dobles gets 3-year prison sentence in Crucitas case, but won’t serve a day in jail
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Costa Rica’s ex-Environment Minister Roberto Dobles gets 3-year prison sentence in Crucitas case, but won’t serve a day in jail

L. Arias - January 28, 2015

A criminal court in San José on Wednesday sentenced former Environment Minister Roberto Dobles Mora to a three-year suspended sentence for breach of public duty in granting…

Former environment minister faces corruption allegations over controversial gold mine concession
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Former environment minister faces corruption allegations over controversial gold mine concession

Zach Dyer - October 29, 2014

Former Environment Minister Roberto Dobles (2006-2010), right, and his lawyer, Laureano Castro, appeared in a Goicoechea court on Monday, Oct. 27, along with six other defendants to stand trial…

Costa Rica’s Solís travels to Canada to woo investors as strike continues
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Costa Rica’s Solís travels to Canada to woo investors as strike continues

Zach Dyer - October 27, 2014

An ongoing strike in the Caribbean port city of Limón hasn't kept President Luis Guillermo Solís from traveling to Canada Sunday to drum up foreign investment from a…

Costa Rica to spend $2 million annually in fight against cancelled gold mine project
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Costa Rica to spend $2 million annually in fight against cancelled gold mine project

Zach Dyer - February 11, 2014

The government of Costa Rica announced Tuesday morning that it was ready to suit up and meet Infinto Gold, Ltd. at the World Bank's International Centre for…

Infinito Gold files lawsuit against Costa Rican government over canceled gold mining contract
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Infinito Gold files lawsuit against Costa Rican government over canceled gold mining contract

Zach Dyer - February 10, 2014

After months of saber rattling, Infinito Gold, Ltd. announced Monday that it had filed for a Request for Arbitration with a World Bank court in its protracted…

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3 years after Costa Rica kicked out gold-mining company, legal battle continues

Zack Dyer & Tania Lara - November 22, 2013

Environmentalists in Costa Rica celebrate Nov. 24 as a milestone. It was on this day in 2010 that an Administrative Appeals Court shot down a projected $1 billion…

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Sala I annuls Crucitas mining concession, dismisses appeals

Clayton R. Norman - November 30, 2011

The Supreme Court’s Civil and Administrative Law Branch (Sala I) annulled Wednesday the mining concession issued to Industrias Infinito to operate an open-pit gold mine at Las…

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Lawyer in Crucitas fight goes to court for defamation charges

Clayton R. Norman - November 29, 2011

One of the environmental lawyers who has led the fight against gold mining at Las Crucitas near the Nicaraguan border appeared in court Monday to face accusations…

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