Paseo Colon and Avenida Segunda will be closed starting 11pm Sunday night and remain closed until 9pm Monday for the visit of China’s president, Xi Jinping, confirms Juan José Andrade, director of the Fuerza Publica.
All the details and implemented security are coordinated by Costa Rican authorities said Andrade. This is in total contrast to the US President Barack Obama visit, whose protection was led by the U.S. Secret Service.
Security Minister, Mario Zamora, said that the security detail will be limited to the president’s inner circle. “We want it to be a civic holiday and political activity, not security”, said Zamora.
The details of the security measures and the number of police officers involved is being kept confidential.
Unlike the hours leading up to the Obama visit, all is normal in Costa Rica Sunday night.