January 29, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A Guatemalan judge on Monday ordered former dictator Efrain Rios Montt to stand trial on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity stemming from the killing of more than 1,700 villagers of Mayan ancestry. Judge Miguel Angel Galvez announced that Montt, along with one of his former generals ...[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]
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]
October 22, 2004
by Phillip Hong-Barco
A Costa Rican court ordered Friday that former President Rafael Calderon be held in jail for nine months while officials investigate allegations of corruption. Calderon was detained at the courthouse after testifying in his defense against charges of receiving bribes, illegal enrichment and ...[read more]
October 8, 2004
by Gretchen E. Moore
Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the recently appointed head of the Organization of American States (OAS) and former Costa Rican president, resigned abruptly Friday after allegations that he was involved in a bribery scandal. Read his letter of resignation here. Watch recorded video of today's ...[read more]

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