Some legislators want Luis Guillermo Solís, former president of the Republic, to speak before the Special Commission of the Attorney General, since the investigation revolves around a report that specifically implies him with the Chinese cement.
It all came about because the Public Ethics Office (PEP) sent the report on April 27th, where Solís’s lack of probity was dismissed in a sealed and confidential envelope, which was known until Monday April 30th, by the then president of the Congress Gonzalo Ramírez, in his last hours on the position.
As a result, confusion arose and the report was not sent to the previous legislators or the new ones until the end of May, despite the fact that the resolution granted three days for objections. That is, they could not make any observations.
Otto Vargas, from the Republican Social Christian Party (PRSC) and president of that legislative forum, said that they are evaluating that possibility because, the report of the commission generated in the Legislative Assembly recommended opening an investigation against Solís, but the file wasn’t enabled until February.
However, on January 19th, the former president sent a letter to Rónald Víquez, former Attorney General of Public Ethics rejecting the accusations of that legislative report.
In this context and so that there is no doubt whatsoever of my absolute willingness to give declarations on an issue about which I have categorically and repeatedly rejected having committed a crime, I would greatly appreciate it if you could proceed with the instruction of the aforementioned process with which I am already committed to facilitate and cooperate in all that is required,”
wrote Solís to Víquez.
Therefore, Solís rejected the accusations before being accused, explained Vargas. The investigation ended on April 26th, that is, they took two months. This is why legislators have doubts about this and other actions.
Legislators will seek at least two other hearings with other people who may be involved or who may give some kind of valuable information for the investigation.
The legislators that make up this special Commission approved to extend the term of the legislative forum for one more month, as they were originally due to end on October 14th. They also have the task of issuing a respective report.