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The Shoe Is On Other Foot, Now Oscar Arias Files Complaint

Former president of Costa Rica Oscar Arias (1986-1990 and 2006-2010) and Nobel Laureate on Monday, March 25, filed a complaint for extortion against a woman demanding payment to not file a complaint of sexual violation. According to Arias' lawyer, Erick Ramos, the woman demanded from...

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...

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...

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,...

Court imposes six months preventive detention against suspect of raping an American tourist in Tortuguero

The Criminal Court of Pococí imposed on Tuesday night, six months of preventive prison against an individual named Chaves Castillo, arrested as a suspect of the crime of rape against an American in Tortuguero, confirmed the Public Ministry on Twitter. UH: #FiscalíaCR consigue que se...

62 Year-old Man Sentenced To 3 Years In Jail For Touching A Woman’s Buttocks While Riding The Bus

Q COSTA RICA - A 62 year-old man will be spending the next three years and eight months in prison for touching the buttocks of a female passenger while riding the bus. According to a press release by the Ministerio Público (Public Prosecutor's Office), the...

Costa Rican Man Accused of Sexually Assaulting New Jersey Minor

(Q24N) From the Trentonian - The former girlfriend of a Costa Rican man believed she could smell the guilt on her lover, a defense attorney said. Pablo Beita’s alleged crime was not infidelity but sexual assault of a child. He was arrested and charged April...

Maximum Sentences For Four In Jairo Mora Murder

QCOSTARICA - The maximum prison term was handed down to four individuals for the 2013 murder of an environmentalist Jairo Mora and the rape of four female volunteers who were with him. The decision by the Tribunal Penal de Limon (Limon Criminal Court) came after...

Stepfather Keeps 12 Year-Old Girl As Sex Slave

QCOSTARICA - For a whole year, a stepfather kept locked his 12 year-old stepdaughter in the home to rape her. In the beginning the man was the ideal stepfather, even taking her to school, where she was in the seventh grade. But things soon changed. It...

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