With only seven weeks to go before she hands over the presidential sash, Presidenta Laura Chinchilla hopes to coast by without any more major problems like the collapse and forced closing of the Interamericana Norte (Ruta 1), one of two major roads between the Central and North Pacific and the Central Valley.

In this great toon by CRHoy, com, we see the Presidenta, stuck in the hole and with forked tongue saying, “I hope there won’t be any more holes in the coming seven weeks…after paying off the OAS*, there isn’t much money left over to fix the roads!”

* The government recently paid the Brazilian company, OAS, US$39 million dollars as compensation for government’s cancellation of the contract to privatize the Bernardo Soto, the section of the Interamericana between the international airport and San Ramón.


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