The triumph of the republican Donald Trump, elected new President of the United States, is dividing the opinions of Costa Rican legislators from different political parties.
Among the opinions expressed is that of Rosibel Ramos, from Unidad Social Cristiana Party (PUSC), who is concerned about the commercial implications this could have for Costa Rica.
Ramos stated that Trump could encourage the purchasing of American goods and limit Costa Rican exports to that market.
On the other hand, Frente Amplio congressman, Edgardo Araya, doubts that Trump’s victory has commercial repercussions for the country and summed it up with a US phrase: “Business is business.”
For the legislator, the most worrying thing is
The racist, xenophobic, and violating of the human rights position of the population that voted for Trump.”
Ottón Solís, from Acción Ciudadana Party (PAC), said that the arrival of Trump in the White House is an opportunity to renegotiate the terms of the Free Trade Agreement between Central America and the United States.
But Otto Guevara, from Movimiento Libertario Party, does not agree with what Solís declared and added that his concern is that USA’s immigration policy will be more restrictive with Latin America, although he clarified that Costa Rica’s migratory flow to that nation is usually very simple.