Saturday 12 June 2021

President Says He Was “Taken By Surprise”

melvinfull2
Milven Jiménez, Ministro de la Presidencia (Chief of Staff) of the Solís Rivera administration

COSTA RICA NEWS – President Luis Guillermo Solís said Thursday morning “we were all taken by surprise”, the understanding that the appointments of bishops in the Luthern Church is for a set period time, acknowledging “knowing little” about the faith that has about 55.000 followers in Costa Rica.

The President assures that “there is no lack of transparency” in dealing with the issue of the Ministerio de la Presidencia (Chief of Staff), Melvin Jiménez, a Lutheran Church bishop and the ongoing process against the naming of him to the post.

- Advertisement -

Solís said that the Iglesia Luterana de Costa Rica (ILCO) sent on October 27 to the Constitutional Court a document explaining that Jiménez’s appointment as bishop had expired before taking office on May 8.

The controversy over Jiménez’s position in a key government position was referred to the Constitutional Court after opponents questioned the legality of the appointment given that he is a church official, citing constitutional issues.

President Solís refused to replace Jiménez, saying he would only do so if ordered by the Court.

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
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.

Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"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

New Television Program To Promote Family Fun

Q ENTERTAINMENT - Attention families of Costa Rica! A new contest...

Nicaragua government assures that detainees violated one of the Ten Commandments

TODAY NICARAGUA – The vice president of Nicaragua and First Lady,...

MOST READ

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...

Tourism’s path to recovery

QREPORTS - A new travel trends research paper released today by Tripadvisor®, the world's largest travel guidance platform, reveals that vaccine rollouts globally are...

Quepos flooded by heavy rains (Photos)

QCOSTARICA - The residents of the Central Pacific endured heavy rains Monday afternoon, June 7, hardest hit the town of Quepos, where the streets...

Back in the 80’s Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - When CR was so beautiful, healthy, and safe! No motorcycles. No loud cars. No billboards. No traffic. When everyone walked to a pulpería,...

Bukele advisers tried to leave Costa Rica with false covid-19 tests

QCOSTARICA - Two Costa Ricans who advise the government of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele were arrested this Tuesday at the Juan Santamaría (San Jose)...

Nicaragua government assures that detainees violated one of the Ten Commandments

TODAY NICARAGUA – The vice president of Nicaragua and First Lady, Rosario Murillo, assured that those who feel persecuted are for the crimes they...

Carlos Alvarado describes calls reprehensible the persecution of Ortega against opponents in Nicaragua

QCOSTARICA - The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, described the persecution of Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega against opponents as reprehensible after the government...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction: June 6, “ODDS”

Today, Sunday, June 6, only ODDS can circulate. The measure is countrywide and applied between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm, save for those under...

Europe opens the doors to tourism, these are the requirements

Q TRAVEL - Europe opened the doors to tourism. While worldwide vaccination against covid-19 advances above the levels of each country, the restrictions are...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

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.