Supreme court president dies in Hospital México

The president of the Corte Suprema de Justicia, Luis Paulino Mora, died Sunday night in Hospital México. News of his death came from Casa Presidencial as President Laura Chinchilla expressed her sympathies to the family of the jurist.

The court president was a great friend, and a fighter profoundly committed with justice, said the president.

She added that the man would receive all the honors of the state. That usually means a funeral out of the Catedral Metropolitana with honor guards. Typically the Costa Rican flag will be flown at half staff.

The court president had been hospitalized with a respiratory infection. His illness became known last week when visiting British members of Parliament met with Zarella Villanueva Monge, who was serving as acting court president.

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