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Former Minister Self-Exiled In Costa Rica Sentenced By Romania Court

UPDATE: Costa Rica's immigration service, Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería (DGME) said, "what proceeds now is to assess or review the actions that will be carried out by the country where the person was convicted (as per international arrest warrant, alert by Interpol,...

Fired Venezuela Prosecutor Leaks Video Implicating Maduro in Taking $35M Bribe

President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela at a news conference in Caracas. Credit Ariana Cubillos/Associated Press Venezuela’s ousted chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega published on her blog a video last week that showed an executive of the scandal-hit Brazilian firm Odebrecht claiming he had paid a huge...

Almost One Quarter Of Costa Ricans Admitted To Paying “Chorizo”

The report “People and Corruption: Latin America and the Caribbean” by Transparency International (TI) reveals that one in four (24%) people admitted to paying bribes in basic public services in the last 12 months. The general perception by the report that took in the response...

FIFA Suspends For Life Costa Rica’s Eduardo Li

Eduardo Li, once the darling of Costa Rica soccer, has earned himself a lifetime ban from the FIFA's ethics committee for taking bribes, The FIFA decision was announced Friday. "As a consequence the official is banned for life from all football-related activities (administrative, sports or any...

Alcatel-Lucent Agrees to Pay ICE US$10 million Out-of-Court Settlement in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) - The Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad (ICE) reports accepting a settlement of US$10 million dollars from Alcatel-Lucent, after reaching a settlement for damages following the case known as the ICE-Alcatel scandal. On June 8 of this year, the ICE Board of Directors authorized the...

Romanian Found Dead on Costa Rica Flight Involved in Corruption and Bribery In His Country

QCOSTARICA - The Organismo de Investigación Judicial (OIJ) confirmed the death of Romanian national Costel Comana, whose body was found in the lavatory of an Avianca flight arriving in Costa Rica, as by asphyxia by hanging. Following the news, it was learned that Comana was...

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