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That Makes It Nine, The Women Accusing Former President Arias

The list keeps growing. Nine are now the women who have accused former Costa Rica president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, of rape and sexual harassment. In an exclusive interview with La Nacion on Thursday, Patricia Volio García, who worked as a personal trainer Arias,...

Oscar Arias Leaving the Prosecutor’s Office: “I Ask For Your Understanding”

Visibly shaken, holding his hands tight and crestfallen, the two-time former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias Sanchez, left the Fiscalía de Género (Gender Prosecutor's Office) this morning. With a soft tone in his voice, he asked for "understanding". The former president was at the Fiscalia...

Emilia Navas On Oscar Arias: ‘It will be investigated like any other case’

Emilia Navas, Costa Rica's Attorney General (Fiscal General), said that the accusations of rape and sexual abuse against former president Oscar Arias will be investigated "like any other case." "It is a matter of a delicate type of crime and, out of respect for the...

Yazmín Morales requests protection after denouncing Óscar Arias for sexual abuse

Yazmín Morales Camacho, Miss Costa Rica 1994, who accuses former President Oscar Arias of sexual abuse, requested protection measures due to apparent threats received through social networks. Morales, the second woman to come forward against Araias, confirmed that on Monday she made the request before...

Leonardo Garnier to women who denounced Oscar Arias: “I believe them”

Leonardo Garnier became the second former minister of an Oscar Arias government to publicly refer to the accusations against the former president of alleged sexual attacks against several women. Garnier, who was Minister of Education in the Arias administration of 2006-2010 (and in the Laura...

U.S. Political Scientist Denounces in “New York Times” A New Case of Sexual Harassment of Oscar Arias

The list of women who claim to have faced cases of sexual harassment by former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias Sanchez, continues to grow. The latest alleged victim is a US political researcher. This Sunday, Carina A. Black, 52, a political scientist at the...

President Alvarado Calls For Guarantees For Accusers and Right To Defense For Arias

In the face of accusations of rape and sexual misconduct by five women against former President Noble Laureate Oscar Arias, President Carlos Alvarado, requested guarantees for the accusers and the right to defense for the former president. "There are two central and important elements that...

Five, Now The Number of Women Alleging Oscar Arias of Sexual Assault

Five is now the number of women who have come forward, accusing former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, of sexual assault or misconduct. On Wednesday, Marta Araya Marroni, 53-year-old editor of a book "Con Velas, Timón y Compass" by Arias, said that when she...

Three women now accuse Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct

Journalist Nono Antillón, is the second woman to accuse former president and Nobel Laureate Oscar Arias of sexual abuse. Antillón, who is now 60, said after reading the story of the doctor who denounced the former president, decided to tell her story of her...

Head of the PLN caucus on Oscar Arias case: “Legislators Must Be Respectful”

The head of the legislative caucus of the Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN), Carlos Ricardo Benavides, accusation against former president Oscar Arias "is a serious complaint that should be treated with the same seriousness in the courts of justice." Benavides made his statement in the legislature...

‘The New York Times’: Doctor who denounced Oscar Arias says to have been inspired by the #MeToo Movement

The doctor and nuclear disarmament activist accusing former Costa Rica President and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, told the New York Times (NYT) she was inspired by the #metoo movement over sexual misconduct and that she was coming forward to protect other young women.   The woman,...

Doctor Accuses Oscar Arias Of Rape

A doctor and activist, and daughter of a former PLN legislator denounced former president and Nobel Laureate, Oscar Arias, for rape that would have occurred in 2014. The complaint was made before the Fiscalía Adjunta de Género (Deputy Prosecutor's Office of Gender), on Monday. The Public...

“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...

Oscar Arias: Nicaragua Will Be Free Again

In an OP-ED "Nicaragua volverá a ser libre" published in El Pais, former president of Costa Rica and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Oscar Arias Sanchez says, "Freedom must be rescued from the populist threat and authoritarian delusions. We are still in time to denounce...

October 12, 1987: Oscar Arias Peace-Broker in Central America

1987 - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias Sanchez (1986 - 1990 and 2006 - 2010) received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts to end the Central American crisis. Arias, the youngest-ever president (45 when he took office on 8 May 1986), was...

Venezuela’s Ousted Prosecutor In Costa Rica To Denounce Human Rights Violations In Her Country

Luisa Ortega Diaz, the woman ousted as chief prosecutor by Venezuela's constituent assembly, was in Costa Rica to file a complaint with the Inter-American Human Rights Commission against the government of President Nicolas Maduro. Ortega arrived on Monday, at 9:42 am, met personally at the...

Two Nobel Peace Prize Winners Clash Over The Situation In Venezuela

Q COSTA RICA - The situation in Venezuela had two Nobel Peace Prize winners at odds on the first day of the Voy por la Paz event, a three-day (June 8, 9 & 10) forum organized by the Fundacion para la Democracia Internacional (Foundation...

Oscar Arias: “To Kill A Person Is Homicide, To Kill All In A Town Of Hunger Is Called Chavismo”

Q COSTA RICA - Costa Rica's Former President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner Oscar Arias had strong words for Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro and his administration. “To kill a person is homicide, to kill en entire town from hunger is called chavismo,” he said. In an...

Oscar Arias On Trump: “The U.S. Chose The Most Ignorant Candidate”

(QCOSTARICA) Oscar Arias Sanchez had this to say about the Donald Trump win of the presidency of the United States: "One of the characteristics of our time is that populism is not typical of a country, a region or a continent, nor an ideology,...

Will Or Will He Not? The Answer Maybe Tonight. Or Not.

QGOSSIP - Oscar Arias is expected to take to the airwaves tonight (Tuesday) to make an announcement about his political future. The former president, who turns 76 today, is paying a national television network to let us know if he will or will not run...

The Ex-President Who Wants To Be President Again: I Am Not A Dictator

(QCOSTARICA) "Only dictators cling to power, or Jose Maria nor I are not," were the words spoken by former president Oscar Arias during his meeting with former president Jose Maria Figueres, at the Balcon Verde, the Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) headquarters located in La...

President Solis Considers Arias Criticism “Inappropriate and Disrespectful”

(QCOSTARICA) - President Luis Guillermo Solis called "inappropriate and disrespectful" the comments made by former president Oscar Arias (2006-2010), posted on the social media over the weekend criticism against his current administration. Solis when he learned of the commentary on Sunday, he was attending flood...

Oscar Arias For President in 2018?

QCOSTARICA - Internally, within then Partido Liberación Nacional (PLN) party there is a growing number of people urging former president Oscar Arias Sanchez to seriously consider placing his name in the hat to run for president in 2018. At least that is the word from...

QToons: “I Built It!”

Former president Oscar Arias got raked over the coals this past weekend for his comments "how happy is to have built it"-  the Ruta 27 - San José -Caldera. This caricature by Crhoy.com, captures both sides of the equation.

Former President Oscar Arias Blasted Over Comments Of The Ruta 27

- A post on Facebook in which former President Oscar Arias said he was "happy" to have built the Ruta 27 between San José and Puntarenas, sparked controversy on the social networks this Sunday. "Yesterday after lunch in Turrucares with a group of ex-legislators, Suzanne...

The Power Of Football To Unite, Despite Rivalries

COSTA RICA JOURNAL - We want to share with you the article by former president Oscar Arias, published today in Forbes: My beloved Costa Rica, a little country of fewer than five million souls, has arguably captured the attention of billions by advancing into the...

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