Tuesday 15 June 2021

Corruption and Inequality Force to Change Costa Rica, Says Legislator

The need of changes in Costa Rica is a constant feature today in the electoral speeches due to the wide recognition of the incidence of corruption, the increasing inequality and the lack of capacity to reduce poverty.

la-foto-1211According to statements of Henry Mora, elected legislator for the Partido Accion Cuidada (PAC) – Citizen Action Party, to Prensa Latina, the three pillars of the Government’s Plan of that central-left organization aim at stop and revert those problems.

For that political force-which candidate Luis Guillermo Solis, won the general elections of February 2nd, the priority will be to fight hard against corruption at all levels of State, including tax evasion, said the legislator via Internet.

- Advertisement -

Other objectives include to revert the increase in inequality and to eradicate extreme poverty that affects more than 320,000 people.

According to the professor of Economy at the Universidad Nacional, recognized by his scientific works denouncing the possible effects of the Free Trade Agreement between Central America, Dominican Republic and the United States, some aspects distinguish this time the electoral environment in Costa Rica.

The fact that the PAC goes again to a second round next April 6th and the growth of the left wing are two remarkable topics amid this panorama, said Mora.

That associated to other new element, the possibility, for the first time after 65 years, that parties and traditional sectors do not win a general election in the country.

- Advertisement -

Costa Rica once promoted as Central American paradise, became one of the more unequal nations in Latin America, according to the 19th State of the Nation and promoted somehow the abstentions registered in the first round (over 31 percent).

To reduce that number is one of the main challenges for the second round of elections, in which the Citizen Action Party candidate will compete against the former mayor of the capital Johnny Araya, from the ruling Partido Liberacion Nacional (PLN) – National Liberation Party.

The winner in next elections will run the country from 2014 to 2018 and will have to use dialogue and try to reach consensus within a fragmented Legislative Assembly, marked by an ideological polarization, not very usual in the history of Costa Rica.

Source: Prensa Latina

- Advertisement -

We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Bribed with cars, sexual favors and money in exchange for road works contracts

QCOSTARICA - The OIJ uncovered a big pothole on Monday when...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 15: 3 & 4 CANNOT circulate

Today, Tuesday, June 15, vehicles with plates ending 3 & 4...


Apple extended the life of its older iPhones

QTECH - Whether due to the global economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic or due to shortages of electronic components, raw materials, factory...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 12, “ODDS”

Today, Saturday, June 12, only ODDS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

Plate rupture has potential for stronger quakes

QCOSTARICA - The 5.7-magnitude tremor, felt at 5:27 pmon Thursday, occurred in a maritime zone with the potential for stronger earthquakes, explained Ivonne Arroyo,...

El Salvador Makes Bitcoin Legal Tender, A World First

Q24N (Reuters) El Salvador has become the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after Congress approved President Nayib Bukele's...

New Television Program To Promote Family Fun

Q ENTERTAINMENT - Attention families of Costa Rica! A new contest program, led by Douglas Sánchez and Verónica González, is looking for participants who...

On Monday the vehicle restriction will change, again

QCOSTARICA - In times of pandemic, things change constantly, especially when it is necessary to tighten the belt to reduce the contagion of covid-19. The...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 9, “EVENS”

Today, Wednesday, June 9, only EVENS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under the...

Today’s Covid News: Contagion rate in Costa Rica remains unchanged in the last week

QCOSTARICA - The contagion rate of covid-19 in Costa Rica in the last week did not change, a fact that is seen for the...

Estadio Nacional

QCOSTARICA - The multipurpose national stadium, the first modern sport and event arena to be built in Central America, located La Sabana. The stadium was...


Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.