Costa Rica’s reaction to the self-coup in Venezuela, when the Supreme Court seized the Parliament and dismissed it, was criticized by Costa Rican Republicans.
Some of them, like Miguel Ángel Rodríguez, Laura Chinchilla, Óscar Arias and Rafael Ángel Calderón assured that the Government of Solís was to remove the diplomatic representative in that country, just as Peru did.
On Wednesday, the President replied, stating that his administration acted without improvisations or exaggerations and that they, being outside the government, could say what they wanted.
When they tell me to remove the Chargé d’affaires from Venezuela… I ask who defends Costa Ricans who are there?”
said the President.
Solís defends the position that they have taken as a country and for that reason criticizes some of the comments expressed by former presidents, legislators and analysts.
I think some people would like Costa Rica to send its Air Surveillance Service to its naval coast to intervene in Venezuela […] They are asking us to shoot without a parachute in a very complex process where Costa Rica is tucking the OAS together with 20 nations,”
The President stated that the ethical position has been clear in more than 20 pronouncements over time about what happens in Venezuela and that the line has always been the same: to demand the need for respect for human rights, to demand the release of political prisoners, as well as demanding an election calendar.