New appeal against Mina Crucitas mine in Costa Rica

Attorneys, Alvaro Sagot and Mario Peña, presented an action against the unconstitutionality of the Government degree declaring the Crucitas mining project to be in the public interest.

Friday, November 28, 2008

The decree, 34801-Minaet, was published in July 2008 and was signed by President Oscar Arias and the minister of the Environment, Roberto Dobles.

In the lawyers' opinion, the decree overrides socio-environmental aspects, and hence is serious violation of the constitution.

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International Litigation Over Mine in Costa Rica

February 2014

Infinito Gold is suing for $94 million lost due to violations of the agreement for the promotion and protection of investments between Costa Rica and Canada.

Industrias Infinito confirmed that its parent company, Infinito Gold, has filed a law suit against Costa Rica at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) seeking compensation as a result of their investments in the canceled mining project of Crucitas.

Cancellation of Crucitas Mining Concession Stands

November 2011

The First Chamber of the Supreme Court of Costa Rica has dismissed appeals filed by the company Industrias Infinito.

In November 2010 the Administrative Court ordered the cancellation of a mining concession to Industrias Infinito, a company that has invested $127 million in the project.

Costa Rica: Court Sustains Measures Against Crucitas Gold Mine

June 2010

An appeals court maintained a series of precautionary measures hampering the development of Crucitas gold mine, owned by Infinito Gold.

The court’s decision was based on a “in dubio pro natura” principle, which implies prevention and precaution in favor of natural resources. The measures against the company will remain in place until a final ruling is issued.

Construction of gold mine suspended in Costa Rica

October 2008

The Supreme Court of Costa Rica has ordered the suspension of works at the Crucitas gold mine due to enviromental claims.

Infinito Gold Ltd, the company responable for the developmen of the mine, reported that the court had ordered them to stop works to clear the property while they review the case presented by a group of environmentalists.

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