Costa Rican government condemned for indirect violation of press freedom, declares Constitutional Court

"The Constitutional Court of Costa Rica declared that the government of President Rodrigo Chaves incurred in a direct violation of freedom of the press by closing an entertainment center called Parque Viva, owned by Grupo Nación, the company that owns the newspaper La Nación.

In a sentence issued on Oct. 21, the magistrates cancelled the closure order, reminding everyone that freedom of the press is a fundamental pillar of the democratic system.

Additionally, the State was ordered to pay for costs, damages and losses incurred."

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