Costa Rican Opposition Criticizes Ministerâ�Ös Remarks

San Jose, Mar 10 (Prensa Latina) Legislators of opposition Citizenâ�Ös Action Party (PAC) criticized on Thursday Costa Rican Minister of Public Security Jose Maria Tiberino, whose remarks might increase tensions with Nicaragua over the border dispute involving the San Juan River.

Deputies Carmen Munoz Quesada, Juan Carlos Mendoza Garcia and Claudio Monge Pereira, of the main opposition party in Costa Rica, addressed a letter to President Laura Chinchilla, urging her to prevent Tiberino from worsening relations with the neighboring country.

Tijerinoâ�Ös remarks not only raised the tone of the conflict, but gave a glimpse of information described as secret by officials of the Foreign Ministry, says the letter.

Tijerino said that he will install a checkpoint at Punta Castilla, a Caribbean site located in the same place of the first stone marking the northern boundary.

He has also expressed inappropriate opinions about Nicaraguaâ�Ös internal policy, and insinuations about the alleged use of disproportionate military resources by Managua, said PAC.

The countryâ�Ös second largest political force also considered that Tijerinoâ�Ös words do not contribute to use the window of dialogue offered by the International Court of Justice in The Hague and are against the ICJ ruling that the two countries should refrain from taking any action that may aggravate or extend the dispute.


“We remind the Executive Power that the Court urged both governments to avoid actions of expressions leading to an escalation of conflict,” said PAC.


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