Transport Minister Costa Rica Resignation Due to Health Problems

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    Luis Llach - The Minister of Public Works and Transport of Costa Rica
    San Jose – The Minister of Public Works and Transport of Costa Rica, Luis Llach, resigned his position last week for health reasons, and became the eleventh cabinet minister out of Laura Chinchilla in just over two years in office.

    Llach’s resignation was confirmed to local media by the Minister of Communication, Francisco Chacon.

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    The Presidency has not provided details on the condition that forced the minister to resign, but the week before the officer was treated for a heart condition.

    Llach took less than three months on the job, then assumed the portfolio of Transport after President Chinchilla depose the then Minister Francisco Jiménez, for irregularities in the management of funds and contracts in the construction of a road bordering Nicaragua.

    According to Chacon, Chinchilla is expected to name a new minister in the coming days.

    In just over two years in office, Chinchilla administration has lost two sports ministers, a Science and Technology, one of Presidency and one Security.

    Also gave a minister of Health, Planning, Treasury and Justice and Peace.

    Jimenez is the only one who has been dismissed by the president.


    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
    San Jose Costa Rica

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