Costa Rica President, Jose Figueres, has come out in support of financier Robert Vesco, who is now operating out of Costa Rica and the Bahamas.
SCU Vesco as seen on TV in March 1973
MV Pres. Jose Figures talks with reporter (2 shots)
SCU Pres. Figueres speaking
PRESIDENT JOSE FIGUERES: "Mr. Vesco is one of many immigrants to this country, who will develop prospects for bringing investment and business know-how. If he has legal problems in the United States, we will respect whatever the U.S.A. authorities and consul do. But he hasn't done anything wrong in this country. His investments are sound. My (word indistinct) has since heard that the (next words indistinct)... He is perfectly safe... and I have an entirely disagreement view with most of the American presented matter."
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Background: Costa Rica President, Jose Figueres, has come out in support of financier Robert Vesco, who is now operating out of Costa Rica and the Bahamas. A warrant for the arrest of Mr. Vesco was issued in New York on Monday (21 May) on a charge of conspiracy.
Mr. Vesco, the financier who took over Bernard Cornfeld's ailing Investors Overseas Services in 1971, is said to have contributed 200-thousand dollars (80-thousand pounds starling) to President Nixon's 1972 campaign funds.
President Figueras, of Costa Rica, told NBC reporter Tom Streithorst on Monday (May 21), that Mr. Vesco was welcome in Costa Rica, where his investments are sound.