March 17, 2014
by Addison Morris
El Salvador's Supreme Electoral Tribunal on Sunday confirmed the presidential victory of former Marxist rebel Salvador Sanchez Ceren, denying conservative candidate Norman Quijano's call for annulment. Sanchez Ceren received a narrow 50.11 percent of the votes in the run-off election, making him ...[read more]
December 22, 2012
by Samuel Franklin
The Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Costa Rica's ban on in vitro fertilization (IVF) violates the rights to privacy, liberty, personal integrity and to form a family, as recognized under international law. The challenge was filed in July 2011 on behalf of 50 Costa Rican ...[read more]
November 18, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On November 18, 2010, Costa Rica filed a complaint with the International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing Nicaragua of violating its territorial integrity and damaging protected wetlands, and contending that 50 Nicaraguan soldiers remained in the area. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega had ...[read more]
April 27, 2012
by Cody Harding
On April 27, 2011, former Costa Rican president Miguel Angel Rodriguez was found guilty of corruption charges and sentenced to five years in prison. While president, Rodriguez accepted more than $800,000 in bribes from global telecommunications company Alcatel-Lucent in exchange for a deal with ...[read more]
December 27, 2011
by Cynthia Miley
On December 27, 2010, global telecommunications organizationAlcatel-Lucent agreed to paymore than $137 million to resolve investigations into its sales practices by theDepartment of Justice(DOJ) andthe Securities and Exchange Commission(SEC). The DOJ filed charges in the US District Cour... ...[read more]
August 3, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) on Monday filed suit in the Inter-American Court of Human Rights to challenge Costa Rica's longstanding ban on in vitro fertilization (IVF). The suit will be filed on behalf of 50 Costa Rican couples who have had to seek IVF procedures in ...[read more]
August 2, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On August 2, 2005, US President George W. Bush signed the US-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA) into law, making it the first official trade pact between the US and Central America. CAFTA ended tariffs against US products in Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, the Dominican Republic, ...[read more]
July 13, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On July 13, 2009, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that Nicaragua had interfered with Costa Rica's right of free navigation on the San Juan river, which separates the two Central American countries. Costa Rica filed a complaint in the ICJ in 2005, arguing that although Nicaragua has ...[read more]
June 16, 2011
by Julia Zebley
The governments of Mexico and several other countries, along with the Anti-Defamation League filed amicus briefs on Thursday in support of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) class action lawsuit against Georgia's new immigration law. Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, El ...[read more]
April 28, 2011
by Andrea Bottorff
A Costa Rican court on Wednesday found the country's former president Miguel Angel Rodriguez guilty of corruption charges and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. Rodriguez, who also served as Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), accepted more than $800,000 in ...[read more]

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