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Costa Rica threatens to pull out of regional forum

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Costa Rica has called a meeting of ambassadors accredited to the Central American Integration System (SICA) to evaluate a recent ruling by the Nicaragua-based Central American Court of Justice that condemned Costa Rica for the construction of a 160-kilometer road parallel to the Río San Juan.

The meeting, to be held on today in San José, could reshape Costa Rica’s role in SICA.

Foreign Minister Enrique Castillo announced that the Costa Rican government “is considering boycotting SICA meetings as long as Nicaragua occupies the presidency of the organization.” He also said that withdrawing permanently from SICA “is a possibility.”

Source: Tico Times