The last six presidents of Costa Rica They sent a manifesto this Saturday supporting the rule of law and expressed their concern over the latest acts of violence that have occurred, although they have already ceased since last Wednesday.
It should be noted that the protests began from September 30th when it was announced that a financial agreement was being sought with the International Monetary Fund for 1.75 billion dollars, which would include a tax increase and the sale of some state assets.
The letter was sent and signed by Luis Guillermo Solis (2014-2018), Laura chinchilla (2010-2014), Oscar Arias (2006-2010 and 1986-1990), Abel pacheco (2002-2006), Miguel Angel Rodriguez (1998-2002) and Rafael Angel Calderon (1990-1994).
“With deep patriotic devotion we express our unconditional support for constitutionality, the rule of law, the authorities and the police that acts in the exercise of its powers, to the public liberties of all who inhabit this blessed land “, they began at the beginning of their text.
They added: “The legitimately established authorities must exercise their powers with effectiveness and a sense of urgency, and we vehemently urge the Government of the Republic to assume that responsibility.”
They also emphasized that all parties must open up to dialogue in order to maintain peace and what has been built in recent decades.
“On our patriotic attitude, on our defense of the institutionality that we have built with so much effort for almost 200 years, it depends on maintaining social peace and overcoming the serious obstacles we face.