Former President Oscar Arias faces criminal charge over Crucitas case

Chief Prosecutor Emilia Navas has presented criminal charges against former President and Nobel Peace prize winner Oscar Arias for breach of duty.
The charge stems from a probe into whether Arias failed to uphold his presidential responsibilities by allowing a Canadian gold mine to operate in Costa Rica in the name of “the public interest” back in 2008.
The probe was originally dropped in 2014 by former Chief Prosecutor Jorge Chavarría, who was suspended last year for

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