The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – After their return from mid-year recess the congressmen have finally made a decision in relation to the entry of U.S military patrol ships to assist with Drug Trafficking .
With 42 votes in favor and one against, the plenary finally approved the entry of 41 ships of the National Guard Service and one ship of the U.S Navy.
The only congressman who opposed the permit was José María Villalta, who contrary to the line of his political party, “Frente Amplio”, remains against U.S. patrol in Costa Rica.
The head of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), Carmen Muñoz, insisted that her party does not oppose the fight against drug trafficking, but pointed out that the patrol agreement should be revised and improved.
The head of the National Liberation Party (PLN), Edgardo Araya, explained that the agenda lists dozens of pending projects of communal interest, among which there are proposals and authorizations to grant land in communities as well as municipal tax approval projects.
At the same time, he said that the insistence of other parties to include controversial issues in the debate creates obstacles to advance in the agenda.
For instance, projects such as the constitutional reform to establish the right of access to water, the Biomedical Research Law and the Admonitory Tenancy Act have not been put into force. According to Danilo Cubero, the PLN head, this is due to the rising electoral “fever” experienced in the Congress.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose Costa Rica