Wednesday, 30 September 2020

Security Minister wanting a border wall? WTF?

(RICO’S DIGEST) – I couldn’t believe what I was hearing the other day watching the live press conference from Casa Presidencial on the coronavirus in Costa Rica.

The Minister of Public Security, Michael Soto

Here was this bald man saying:

“Suddenly in this moment and in this circumstance, we would like to have a solid, physical barrier like a wall, and well, we don’t have it. I repeat, at this time and in this circumstance.”

I had to double-check if I had the right channel and the right country. WTF? A border wall? In Costa Rica?

- paying the bills -

Did I hear wrong?

Nope.

Here was the Ministro de Seguridad Pública de Costa Rica (Minister of Public Security), Michael Soto, talking about the police efforts at the northern border with Nicaragua and about a wall?

On social networks, comments included:

“They are already understanding (US President Donald) Trump, we must defend our country, our country comes first, we already saw how necessary it is to defend the borders (…),” Alberto S.

- paying the bills -

“I remember that in the government of Miguel Angel Rodriguez (1998-2002) this possibility was raised and the same people who said no now wish they had, as well as those who criticized Trump when he said about the wall with Mexico, well, gentlemen, you see it as “inclusion” for everyone. It is how they paint it now that our health system is at risk because of the pile of infected Nicas that are going to get in. We are going to put our families at risk, thanks PAC for loading you back into my country,” Varg Vikernes.

“Possibly the majority of Ticos agree that we need a barrier or wall to protect us from the invasion of undocumented immigrants (…),” Leo.

Again, WTF is going? Have we stooped this low in the xenophobic scale? Do Ticos forget who works in the jobs they don’t want to do, ie construction, cleaning toilets?

On Friday, Soto denied a rumor that was circulating about his resignation, spread by none other than Albino Vargas, one, if not the most, influential union leader in the country, who wrote on Twitter”

“From a good source, they indicate that Michael Soto, from Public Security, had also resigned. (President) Alvarado would not have accepted it but it remains on the ‘waiting list’. Could the press come back to this aspect?”

- paying the bills --

Soto replied quickly and without expressly naming him, with a sharp message asking the union leader to stop spreading false news about his resignation.

At this time I could not verify if the Vargas rumor had foundation, and the motive. Was it over the border wall comment?

Was it part of the dissatisfaction of three other ministers, including the Minister of Finance, resigning on Thursday over their differences with the President?

I believe Soto owes Costa Ricans, Nicaraguans and all migrants a public apology.

The talk of a border wall, that most likely will never materialize, goes completely against the image that the country sells to the world, as a pacifist country and protector of the rights of individuals.

What is your opinion? Send your comments by email or post to our official Facebook page.

 

 

Rico
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

U.S. plan to return Asian companies to the Americas could have benefits for Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) A plan by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration to encourage...

We need the international voiced raised, not a wall!

by Jose Antonio Solano S - I have earned the animosity...

MOST READ

Autopista General Cañas flooded by Tuesday afternoon rains (Photos)

(QCOSTARICA) A low-pressure system typical of the intertropical convergence zone led to the rains in coastal areas of the Pacific slope, which spread west...

Coast Guard boat sinks with four officers on board while chasing narco boat

(QCOSTARICA) A boat of the National Coast Guard Service, in which four officers on board, sank while chasing a drug boat on Thursday morning. The...

Pandemic affects the economy of 68% of Costa Rican households

(QCOSTARICA) The crisis caused by the coronavirus has resulted in 68.2% of households in Costa Rica (680,000) suffering some effect on their economic situation,...

COVID-19 Costa Rica: 1,400 new cases for Sept 24; Country nearing 70,000

(QCOSTARICA) For Thursday, September 24, 2020., Priscilla Herrera, medical manager at the Ministry of Health, reported 1,400 new cases of COVID-19 in Costa Rica,...

Nicaragua: Daniel Ortega Seeks New “Gag Law”, Prescribing Fines and Jail

TODAY NICARAGUA – In an escalation of their fight to silence critical voices, the Ortega regime now targets the opposition and independent media. The...

Allison Bonilla case: Garments found in clandestine dump

(QCOSTARICA) Allison Bonilla's family acknowledged that several items found in a clandestine dump in San Jerónimo de Cachí, in Paraíso, Cartago, belong to the...

Let's Keep This Going!

To be updated with all the latest news and information about Costa Rica and Latin America.

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.