Costa Rica's Diplomatic Outburst

Mimicking countries in the Bolivarian Alliance by snubbing the president of Brazil in the UN confirms the ideological inconsistency of a government that on the one hand has ministers who support free international trade and others who practice blatant protectionism.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016


This inconsistency was already a concern in Costa Rican business sectors, and now after the outburst by Luis Guillermo Solís in the United Nations General Assembly, bewilderment is being expressed. For a small economy like Costa Rica, is vital that there is coherence in relations with other countries and especially with powers such as Brazil.

It never rains but it pours, the lightness of the arguments put forward by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in seeking to explain the attitude of President Solis sounded pathetic.

From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP):

UCCAEP is concerned about attitude of President Luis Guillermo Solis at the UN

San Jose, 20 September 2016

President Solis' attitude does not match the style of diplomacy that has historically been shown in Costa Rica.

The Costa Rican Union of Chambers and Associations of Private Business Sector (UCCAEP), does not share the position shown today by the President of the Republic, Luis Guillermo Solis, in the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization (UN). 

The president and his entourage left the premises when the intervention of Michel Temer, president of Brazil was announced. 

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