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Presidential Visit
President Chinchilla Complains in Nicoya Over Lack of Money

By Oliver Pérez
Photos by pinar isteK


After all the local governors, she gave a short speech that received a big applause from the crowd.
 

At almost 12:00 p.m. and under a burning sun, a long line of people that almost reached the high table assembled, holding in their hands letters and envelopes of all sizes with petitions for the President. Irene Pacheco, the President's assistant, was in charge of receiving a total of 96 petitions.

Among the last was Blanca Nieves Sánchez Coto, a resident of Barrio San Martín, who approached the table with a letter in which she requested financial aid for building a laundry room, since over a year and a half ago she received a house through government assistance but the laundry room was not built.

“I am asking for the President's help, but it seems that I should go to the IMAS (Instituto Mixto de Ayuda Social) so they can assist me, although they didn't give me much hope", this Nicoyana narrated to the VON.

Like Blanca Nieves, many Nicoyanos awaited for the President to bring good news for the area but instead, she announced that the house is penniless and that, ever since she took over, there were no funds to invest.

Mayor Marcos Jiménez took the opportunity to request that the government builds a multipurpose gym in San Martín, within the elementary school facilities and, in addition, he asked for Chinchilla's commitment so that the 500 meter road known as the Boulevard, which is located in the same neighborhood, gets paved. Surprisingly, and although the President had complained about the lack of money, Chinchilla agreed to comply with the Mayor's request.

“When one makes a commitment with one community to follow through with a project, what is needed to do so must be taken away from another community; it's like being a mother, who must take away from one of her children when buying something for another in order to make money last", explained President Laura Chinchilla.

Among the few news that Chinchilla shared on Saturday, February 19th, as part of a tour throughout the province, was that on July 25th she will lay the foundation stone for the new INA (Instituto Nacional de Aprendizaje) facilities.

On its part, Nicoya's Municipalidad opened the Recycling Center, which will be in charge of handling and processing the area's solid wastes. The Recycling Center is located at the Municipalidad's facilities in Barrio La Granja, next to the traffic police station.

The Municipalidad's Environmental Coordinator, Elizabeth Fernández, explained that with this program their goal is to educate people both through the media and with loudspeakers. “The idea is that people may classify their waste products. Paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminum will all be accepted at the Recycling Center”, she explained.

The ceremony for President Chinchilla's visit lasted less than an hour, during which the Nicoyanos showed her great appreciation in spite of having left a canton thirsty for works.

   

President of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla Miranda visited School of San Martin in Nicoya on Saturday, February 19. The purpose of the visit was the inauguration of the recycling center that was built in the neighborhood.
 
   

As soon as she arrived, she started to greet almost each and every one of the guests. Luis Antonio Aiza, deputy of Guanacaste, (behind the president) was one of her close followers throughout the entire visit.
 
   


As soon as she arrived, she started to greet almost each and every one of the guests. Children were mainly her center of attention.

 


Even though, Laura Chinchilla Miranda tried really hard not to skip anyone, some of the children were still frustrated with not being able to communicate with her.
 
She sang the national anthem along with the local governors.
     

The interest of the citizens to this short visit were significant.
 
Jose Ernerto Chavarría (diputado), Francisco Jiménez (Ministro del MOPT) y Juan Marín (Ministro)

 

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