Marchers plan to block Pan American Highway today

Marchers plan to block the Pan American Highway, about halfway between Cañas and Liberia, Guanacaste.

Marchers plan to block the Pan American Highway, about halfway between Cañas and Liberia, Guanacaste.

April 2nd, 2014 (InsideCostaRica.com) Residents of Bagaces, Guanacaste plan to block the Pan American Highway today.  The community is located roughly halfway between Cañas and Liberia, which is likely to cause severe traffic problems both for those traveling to and from northern Guanacaste as well as the hundreds of trailers which travel the route daily.

 

Residents plan to gather at 6 a.m. at Bagaces’ central park, after which they will proceed to the Pan American Highway, where they plan to block traffic.  The residents are protesting arsenic contamination of the community’s water supply, a problem that has been ongoing for two years.

 

Commuters are advised to use the Puente de la Amistad bridge (Taiwan bridge) over the Tempisque River as an alternative route.

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  • disgusted

    Shameful!! Blocking a major hwy that needed for interstate commerce. And a bigger problem with the community not being addressed by this deadly contamination other than a barrel of rusty nails and sand filtration for the residents that Has little or no option.

    The PLN party and Lady Laura Chinchilla has done little or nothing than lip service and speeches, Shame on her. I hope the new administration under Solis actually does correct the problem.

    Now Parrita has dirty water how many other communities here in CR has issues??? I most likely think the water all over is not what it should be for human consumption. AyA top admin. should be fired and revoke their pension……… Demonstration closing and cutting off the roads for awhile maybe the only way to get some action not BS from lady Laura lips.

    • Karen Mata

      No reason for concern as no gastric problems in CR ; )

    • Karen Mata

      Lady, or shady?