Communications Minister, Francisco Chacon, said the government is not ruling out rescinding the San José-San Ramón concession contract, appeasing the opposition groups that have been protesting the last couple of weeks.

“To reach any conclusion when there are opposing positions, the logical is for the parties to sit down and listen to the arguments of each other and discuss the alternatives”, said Chacon.

Asked if the government is considering cancelling the contract, the Minister said yes, but only after looking at all sides of the issue and if only if necessary or essential.

Another possibility is to make amendments to the contract. “Legally many things are possible”, says Chacon.

The Minister also confirmed that Transport Minister, Pedro Castro, has asked Presidenta Laura Chinchilla to be remove him from the (re)negotiations with the Brazilian company, OAS.

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