Leaving the plenary session of the Assembly of the United Nations during Brazilian President Michel Temer’s speech generated controversy around the Costa Rican government.
During the campaign and the beginning of his government, President Luis Guillermo Solís declared that he would be very transparent. He even cut the trees that surrounded and blocked the view towards the Presidential House, because Solís guaranteed that it was the “Glass House” and all citizens could see what they did.
However, the discretion statement declared by both president Solís and foreign minister Manuel González for not delivering 12 Costa Rican reports requested by legislator Rolando González, makes people doubt about the transparency they are bragging about.
In addition, communication minister Mauricio Herrera was hushed and now he can’t say anything regarding Brazil and the reasons for leaving the plenary of the UN.
Opposition legislators strongly criticized the transparency this administration boasts, stating that the facts indicate otherwise. They tried to ask Solís and González’ opinion, but they are in Soth Korea and haven’t said a word.
Natalia Córdoba, legal director of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, explained that an analysis of convenience on disclosing or not the content of the reports requested by the deputies was conducted.
Following this study they determined that relations between Costa Rica and Brazil could be compromised and they decided to make the decree.