June 26th, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) President Laura Chinchilla filed a defamation lawsuit against lawyer and hotelier Alberto Rodriguez Baldi yesterday.
The lawsuit was filed just ten days after Rodriguez published a post on Facebook that stated that Chinchilla purchased land worth millions of dollars in Nicoya, Guanacaste.
Rodriguez, who is in the hotel business in La Fortuna de San Carlos, also stated that Chinchilla has business interests in wind energy.
On Facebook, Rodriguez responded by saying that “Doña Laura is free to sure whoever she wishes,” and that the case “seems a golden opportunity to question the President.”
Communications Minister, Carlos Roverssi, said Chinchilla filed the lawsuit as a private citizen and will cover her own legal expenses. Roverssi said that Chinchilla “wants to make it very clear that the only compensation [Chinchilla and her husband] receives is her salary and her husband’s pension.”