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President travels to Spain as at least 4 protests planned in Costa Rica

Laura Chinchilla

November 14th, 2012 ( The President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, left for Spain yesterday, to participate in the Latin American Summit, whilst hundreds of people in Costa Rica announce protests.


Chinchilla is travelling with her husband, Jose Maria Rico and an official delegation.


The President will participate in a “new economy” forum, and will sign a memorandum of understanding for the construction of the inter-urban train, according to the communication minister, Francisco Chacon.


On Friday, Chinchilla will participate in activities along with other presidents, the Prince and Princess of Spain, and Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy.


On Saturday, the Central American heads of state will have breakfast with the King Juan Carlos and the Prime Minister.


Chinchilla will return to Costa Rica early next week.


Chinchilla leaves at a time when there are at least four planned protests during her absence.  These include:


Thursday, at 9:00 am, beginning in front of the La Merced Park and heading to the CCSS offices.  This will be the second march in “defense of La Caja.


Friday, 9:00 am, beginning in front of Mall San Pedro.  “March for Costa Rica” in condemnation of the aggression by Fuerza Publica officers against protesters during the first “defense of La Caja” march.


Saturday, 10:00 am, beginning in Central Park. “National March against the State” protesting the “gag law” that some fear could be used against journalists.


Sunday, 9:00 am. In the Central Park in Heredia. Protest requesting the resignation of Mario Zamora, Minister of Security.

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