¢112.5 million Will Cost Ticos Retirement of Chief Justice

Can you imagine what you could do with ¢112.5 million colones?
In the photo by  Albert Marin, the four Supreme Court judges reprimanded last week. From left to right: Jesús Ramírez, Carlos Chinchilla, Doris Arias and María Elena Gómez.
Well, that is what it will be the cost all Ticos (Costa Ricans) to pay Supreme Court Chief Justice Carlos Chinchilla, who on Monday announced his surprise retirement.
Chinchilla, 55, decided to leave the bench following the ‘written reprimand” on Thursday due to questioning against him for dismissing, on February 20, 2017, a criminal case against then legislators Otto Guevara and Víctor Morales Zapata for alleged influence peddling in the Chinese cement scandal, “el cementazo”.
Three other judges were also reprimanded, which on Monday the Full Court decided to convert

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  1. …but if one of those judges claimed someone whistled at them on the street, the whistler would be whisked away to prison & never heard from again. The work “justice” is becoming a joke.

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