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Chinchilla rejects regional court Costa Rica ruling

Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Laura Chinchilla, the Costa Rican president, rejected the ruling of the Central American Court of Justice -- condemning Costa Rica for environmental damage to the San Juan river with the construction of the border road with Nicaragua, known as La Trocha.

Chinchilla said that the ruling is totally illegitimate.

Chinchilla added that Costa Rica has every right to doubt the court's impartiality because the court is located in Nicaragua, chaired by a Nicaraguan and the ruling comes just when Nicaragua's president, Daniel Ortega, took the chair of the Central American integration process pro tempore.

Source: Inside Costa Rica