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Costa Rica spokesman resigns amid scandal

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Costa Rica's communications chief Francisco Chacón resigned on Wednesday amid a scandal engulfing President Laura Chinchilla.

Chacón said he failed to properly screen a man who arranged for her to use a private jet and is under suspicion of using a false identity.

The attorney general's office is now investigating flights Chinchilla made to Peru and to Caracas for the funeral of late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez.

Source: Reuters