Q COSTA RICA – President Rodrigo Chaves said goodbye to Minister for Children and Adolescents, Gloriana López Fuscaldo who was also Executive President of the National Children’s Board (PANI).
Personal reasons were cited as why she resigned.
López faced criticism for the Keibril case, where a minor disappeared in April in Cervantes de Cartago, and her mother had strong words for the minister. Legislators also called for her resignation.
Recently, investigations revealed possible mistreatment and torture of minors in a PANI shelter in San Antonio de Coronado.
This led to a raid and closure of the center, and 42 minors had to spend the night in the PANI offices while they attempted to find homes for them.
President Rodrigo Chaves thanked López for her service and wished her luck in her future endeavors. A replacement will be named soon.
Since taking office in May 2022, the Chaves administration has seen more than a dozen cabinet ministers to be replaced.