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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...

Otto Guevara, “It is a very strong cement cartel that wants to get me out”

QCOSTARICA - On Wednesday, the Goicoechea Trial Court sentenced former perennial presidential candidate and legislator, Otto Guevara, to three years in prison for four...

Fiscalia charges Juan Carlos Bolaños, ex-deputy and ex-Treasury chief, for the case of Cemento Chino

QCOSTARICA - While headlines in the past few weeks have been focused on the "Caso Cochinilla", the corruption scandal inside the Conavi and some...

Is State Banking Inefficient?

It's not uncommon to hear phrases such as: “State banking is inefficient. Administrative expenses grow without measure and the size of payroll unsustainable. The...

Juan Carlos Bolaños Will Remain In Jail For Another 6 Months

The Court of Appeal of Criminal Sentence (Tribunal de Apelación de Sentencia Penal) on Tuesday revoked the release from jail to house arrest of...

Chinese Cemenet Importer Juan Carlos Bolaños Remains In Prison

Chinese cement importer Juan Carlos Bolaños will spend 6 more months concrete walls (pun intended), after this Friday the Criminal Court of the Second...

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...

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