San Jose – Costa Rica’s government expressed confidence that the Supreme Court will reject the claim that a group of citizens filed against the country’s president, Laura Chinchilla, accusing her of illegally extending a contract with Spanish company Riteve.
Costa Rican Minister of Communication, Francisco Chacon, said at a press conference that the lawsuit, filed by the so-called Movement for National Dignity, “has neither head nor tail” and that it is an “unfounded allegation.”
The complaint accuses the president and Transport Minister Luis Llach, of illegal signing a resolutions, breach of duties for va10 years Riteve contract.
According to the lawsuit argues, Riteve, operating in the country for ten years, is working as a “monopoly” as it provides service exclusively.
It further indicates that the accused officials did not publish the respective tender of service, which would have favored the Spanish company.
When the government announced the extension of the contract Riteve, they reasoned that it used a contract clause that allowed the extension.
“They are abusing the system…” said the minister.
He gave as other examples of “abuse” the system, like the granting of a new Limon port in the Caribbean, which was denounced by unions before the Administrative Court, and sex education guides organized groups that are also before the Constitutional Court.
The court gave the green light to port and the Constitutional Court upheld sexual education in schools and colleges with the provision that parents can decide whether their children attend classes on the subject or not.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
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