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Ex-Costa Rican President Resigns From Post

Former Costa Rican President Jose Maria Figueres has resigned as chief executive officer of the World Economic Forum after confirming that he received more than $900,000 for consulting services to the French telecommunications company Alcatel, the forum said Friday. Spokesman Andre Schneider said the organization, which hosts an annual meeting of business and government leaders in the Swiss Alps, learned through news reports about the payment and that Figueres also maintained a contractual relationship with another company for 2 1/2 years while he held a post in the management of the forum. Full Story

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