August 22nd, 2013 (InsideCostaRica.com) The organizers of today’s march against Nicaraguan president Daniel Ortega said they expect more than 3,000 people to participate, including President Laura Chinchilla.
The demonstration is being organized by the city council of the city of Nicoya in Guanacaste, to express their discontent with the Nicaraguan president.
“Given that the circumstances of the issue of (Guanacaste) were never discussed in a court, we may consider taking the case to the ICJ, possibly allowing Nicaragua to recover that territory,” Ortega said.
Follow Ortega’s statement, Costa Rica withdrew its ambassador in Managua, and filed a complaint with the United Nations Security Council.
According to the Mayor of Nicoya, Marco Jimenez, the “March for the Fatherland” is to demonstrate that residents consider themselves “full-blooded” Costa Ricans.
The march will begin at 10 a.m. at the Courts of Justice of Nicoya and will culminate at the Recaredo Briceño Park.
Besides the march, there will be a meeting of the Municipal Council of Nicoya which will conclude with a town hall where attendees will reaffirm their decision to be part of Costa Rica.