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Costa Rica protests firing of regional leader

Friday, January 7, 2011

Costa Rica has suddenly protested the dismissal of Yolanda Mayora, the general secretary of the Central American Integration System.

The decision to dismiss Mayora was agreed by a meeting of Central American presidents in Belize.

Laura Chinchilla, the Costa Rican president did not attend, but René Castro, her foreign minister, signed the dismissal accord.

However, the Costa Rican trade minister, Anabel González, explained that Castro was taken by surprise by the decision.

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