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Carlos Alvarado is exposed to six years imprisonment for prevarication

Carlos Alvarado and seven other government officials could go to jail for up to six years for the crime of prevarication if the Prosecutor's Office (Ministerio Publico) manages to prove that a crime was committed by the creation of the Presidential Data Analysis Unit...

Attorney General Raids Government House In “Confidential Information” Case

Attorney General, Emilia Navas Aparicio, at 8 am this Friday morning, led a raid on Government House (Casa Presidencial) along with the Oeganismo de Investigacion Judicial (OIJ) and while the Ministero Publico (Prosecutor's Office) executed raids on nine other locations. The raid on is related...

16 Ex-legislators Targeted By Fiscalia For Accepting Trips Paid By Others

The Ministerio Publico is targeting 16 former legislators from the previous period (2014-2018), as they apparently accepted trips outside of Costa Rica paid by third parties, organizations or companies, investing whether they may or may not have committed a crime. Among the controversial trips, one...

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...

Immigration Arrested Owner of Casas Vita, Accused of Fraud, When He Tried To Leave The Country

A real estate developer, identified by his last name Villagra, accused of defrauding at least 150 buyers of the Casas Vita housing project was detained at the Juan Santamaría International (San Jose) Airport this Friday morning when he was about to leave the country.  Deputy...

Corret Income Tax for Foreigners Investing in Costa Rica Stock Market Is 8%

Since September 25, foreigners who acquire securities from the local stock market will have to pay 8% tax on the dividends generated, just like the tax paid by nationals, and not the 15% set previously. The differences that had arisen regarding how much and in...

Costa Rica On The Verge On Murdering Judges and Prosecutors, Fears Attorney General

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica is "on the verge" that its prosecutors and judges are killed by organized crime, as is the case in neighbouring countries in Central America and Mexico, said the Attorney General, Jorge Chavarria, on Wednesday on the Nuestra Voz radio program. The...

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