SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A Costa Rican Justice Ministry official has resigned after the country's vice-minister of economy reported him for alleged sexual abuse.
Laura Pacheco said Friday via Twitter that the day before his resignation she had reported the case to prosecutors. She says she was doing what women should when someone else believes they have a right to your body.
The Justice Ministry announced Friday that Julio Solis, director of Citizen Peace and Coexistence Promotion had resigned.
This photo gallery highlights some of the top news images made by Associated Press photographers in Latin America and the Caribbean that were published in the past week.
Venezuela's renewed political crisis rolled on, with opponents and supporters of President Nicolas Maduro both staging big rallies while foreign humanitarian aid piled up on the border with Colombia, blocked from entering by Venezuelan officials.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on accusations of sexual misconduct against former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias (all times local):
The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the sixth woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct.
Carina Black said in an interview this week that Arias boxed her against a wall inside an elevator at the university in 1998 and then tried to kiss her.
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The longtime director of the international center at the University of Nevada in Reno is the latest woman to accuse Nobel Peace Prize winner and former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias of sexual misconduct.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A former Miss Costa Rica has become the second woman to make a criminal complaint against Nobel Peace Prize laureate and ex-President Oscar Arias, in the latest of mounting allegations of sexual misconduct to emerge this week.
The woman alleges that Arias grabbed her, groped her and kissed her against her will at his home in 2015, according to partial photos of the complaint published late Thursday by Escri-Viendo, a Facebook page dedicated to entertainment news.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Two more women have accused former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, a Nobel peace laureate, of sexual misconduct after a criminal complaint alleging sexual assault against another woman was filed against him this week in the Central American nation.
Eleonora Antillon, a well-known Costa Rican journalist and TV presenter, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Arias assaulted her in the mid-1980s when she was working for his fledgling presidential bid.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Former President Oscar Arias, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was enveloped in scandal Tuesday after a sexual assault complaint was brought against him by a nuclear disarmament activist.
Arias denied the allegation, saying he has never acted against the will of any woman and has fought for gender equality during his career.
SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Costa Rican investigators have accused former President Oscar Arias of malfeasance in relation to a gold mine permitted during his second administration.
Authorities say Arias signed a decree that cleared the way for the Crucitas gold mine in spite of a moratorium on gold mining put in place by the government of his predecessor Abel Pacheco.
The accusation was formally passed to the prosecutor's office Wednesday.
BRIDGEWATER, Va. (AP) — Former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, winner of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize, will speak on "Peace and Justice in the 21st Century" at Bridgewater College.
Arias served as president of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and 2006 to 2010.
When he took office, civil wars were raging in Nicaragua and El Salvador. Working with other presidents of the region, Arias drafted a peace plan that sought to end the regional crisis by linking democracy to peace.