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Court Gets Tough On Judges Reprimanded in Cementazo Scandal

With 19 of 22 votes, the Full Court decided to suspend for two months without salary the four judges of the Supreme Court reprimanded...

A Cementazo Christmas! Legislative Commision Requests Sanctions Against 29

  The legislative commission, Comisión Investigadora de Créditos Bancarios de la Asamblea Legislativa (Banking Credits Investigative Committee of the Legislative Assembly), delving into the Chinese...

“Cementazo” Scandal Tarnishes Costa Rica’s Presidential Election

Costa Rica is just months away from a presidential election, set to take place on February 4, 2018. However, the road to the polls...

The Incorruptible Jorge Chavarria Linked to the “Cementazo” Corruption Case Is Looking For Early Retirement

The (once) solid, unimpeachable, incorruptible, Jorge Chavarria is requesting the Poder Judicial (Judiciary) to reactivate his retirement effective on December 15, two days after...

A Synopisis of the Cementazo Scandal

Rico's TICO BULL - So far I have stayed away from reporting the Cementazo (cement scandal). In the words of a dear friend, it's...

Former Banco de Costa Rica President Arrested

The Ministerio Público confirmed on Friday afternoon that Paola Mora Tumminelli, former president of the Banco of Costa Rica (BCR), remains detained in cells...

OIJ Raids Home Of Former BCR President In The Chinese Cement Case

The case that just keeps on going. This Friday morning, the Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) and the Fiscalía (Office of the Prosecutor) are...

Sanctioned Supreme Court Judge Doris Arias Announces Retirement In November

The President of the Sala Tercera of the Supreme Court, Doris Arias Madrigal, announced on Wednesday afternoon her retirement from the bench in November,...

¢112.5 million Will Cost Ticos Retirement of Chief Justice

Can you imagine what you could do with ¢112.5 million colones?   Well, that is what it will be the cost all Ticos (Costa Ricans) to...

Fiscalia Raids Home Of Former Supreme Court Magistrate Celso Gamboa

This Wednesday at 6 in the morning, the Fiscalia (Prosecutor's Office) raided the home former Supreme Court magistrate Celso Gamboa, in search of evidence...

Impunity Harbors Case of Millionaire Scam From 16 Years Ago

  A French investor based in Costa Rica handed over, in 2001, one million dollars (US$1,048,000) to the high interest paying investment firm Savings Unlimited....

Undecided Voters to Untie Presidential Candidates?

With the politicking at an end, it is now up to the voters, mainly the undecided, to decide who will lead the country for...

Online Gaming Reform Has Gone Missing in the Costa Rica Presidential Election

With the second round of the Presidential elections looming, several issues have dominated the campaign thus far — scandal has been to the fore,...

Emilia Navas Is Costa Rica’s New Fiscal General (Chief Prosecutor)

Emilia Navas was elected this week as Costa Rica's new Fiscal General or Chief Prosecutor, a position she had been holding in in the...

Tax on Cement

A bill that is being discussed in the Legislative Assembly proposes establishing a tax of 5% on the net sale price of imported or...

Juan Diego Castro: The Trump Wannabe of Costa Rica

“COSTA Rica is the most beautiful place in the world,” my much-travelled friend Jamie Cox told me last summer. We were chilling out in...

Costa Rica’s Corruption

In this caricature by Crhoy.com, we see the Fiscal General (Chief Prosecutor) Emilia Navas collecting evidence in the #cementazo case. Meanwhile, former Fiscal General,  "the...

Fiscal General Raids Offices and Homes of Legislators Linked To The Chinese Cement Scandal

The #Cementazo is the corruption scandal in Costa Rica that keeps on growing, the investigation now focusing on legislators and a government official after...

Costa Rica Decides: Latest Poll

If the presidential elections were held today, who would win? The latest poll reveals no one. The current field of candidates for the election on...

Proposed Is A Merger of The Banco de Costa Rica With the Banco Nacional

Costa Rica is down to two State banks, that is if you don't count the Banco Popular, which is, well, I don't think anyone...

Social Networks Fuel The Dirtiest Political Campaign In History

The social networks are full of personal attacks and false profiles with a view to the political campaign, where memes and injurious information are...

President Luis Guillermo Solis Denies Any Involvement In The Chinese Cement Corruption

Costa Rica President Luis Guillermo Solis denies any link to the "cementazo" corruption scandal that has resulted in the arrest of 7 people last...

Suspended BCR General Manager Will Be First To Arrive At the San Sebastian Jail

Mario Barrenechea, the suspended general manager of the Banco de Costa Rica (BCR), will be the first, today Monday, to be transferred to the...

Time To Put A Stop To Costa Rica’s “Pura Birra” Culture

EDITORIAL - Costa Rica's Judicial System Broken. Really Broken. Once again we have proof that Costa Rica's judiciary system is broken. I mean really...

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