TITLE

Costa Rica Imbroglio

AUTHOR(S)
Bode, Ken
PUB. DATE
May 1977
SOURCE
New Republic;5/28/77, Vol. 176 Issue 22, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the political imbroglio created by some suggestions that money of Robert Lee Vesco, a fugitive American financier, might have made its way in political campaigns. People selected for primary nominations for next year's presidential elections; Allegation of José Figueres, former President of Costa Rica, that present President Daniel Oduber got his campaign funds from Robert Vesco, a fugitive American financier; View that Figueres had initially great interest in Vesco; Discussion on efforts to extradite Vesco from Costa Rica because of frauds that he was charged with; Investments by Vesco in Costa Rica; View that there are no laws effectively regulating political finance in Costa Rica; Deliberation on steps that should be taken to find out the truth in the face of allegations by Figueres; Impact of the current confusion over Vesco episode on the ongoing presidential election. INSET: Letter fron the President of Costs Rica.
ACCESSION #
9598734

 

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