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Sex workers charge 10 ‘rojos’ to gold miners in Crucitas

The "gold rush" in Crucitas, in northern Costa Rica, a short distance from the river San Juan the border with Nicaragua, has also attracted sex workers to the area to offer their services, especially when there are a lot of coligalleros (miners who steals...

“Politically Motivated”

All the charges are politically motivated, argues Oscar Arias at the preliminary hearing in the Crucitas illegal mining case.

Fiscalia: Oscar Arias devised a ‘criminal plan’ to develop the Crucitas mine ‘at all costs’

The General Prosecutor's Office (Fiscalia) filed on Friday an accusation 'prevaricato' against former president Oscar Arias Sanchez with the Juzgado Penal de Hacienda, del II Circuito Judicial de San José - Criminal Court of the Treasury of the Second Judicial Circuit of San José. "The...

Former president Oscar Arias accused of malfeasance

The Fiscalía General (Prosecutor General's Office) accused former President Óscar Arias Sánchez (1986-1990 and 2006-2010) of the alleged crime of malfeasance in the so-called 'Crucitas' case, a gold mine permitted during his second administration. Authorities say Arias in 2008 signed a decree that cleared the...

Confrontation Leaves One Dead and Several Injured at Crucitas mine

A clash between 'coligalleros' and the police apparently left one dead death and several injured in the Crucitas mine, confirmed Friday night Costa Rican authorities. Carlos Hidalgo, spokesman for the Ministerio de Seguridad Pública (MSP), said that according to the first versions, about 200 to...

Canadian Mining Firm Requests Suspension of Arbitration Against Costa Rica

  (qCOSTARICA) The Canadian mining firm, Infinito Gold, says it has ceased operations in Costa Rica and requested the temporary suspension of arbitration over the failed Crucitas gold mine concession. The company said that it has asked the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)...

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