Costa Rica denies meeting with Ortega

(posted March 1, 6:00 p.m.)- Costa Rica’s foreign ministry denies Nicaragua media reports that Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla and Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega are planning to meet along the border this week to discuss bilateral relations.

Report of the possible meeting was published today in the Nicaraguan press, which cited COSEP president José Adan Aguerri saying that a meeting would happen this week between the two presidents.

The Costa Rican foreign ministry released a statement this afternoon saying there is no “official communication” between the two governments about that and there is no meeting programmed on the official agenda of President Chinchilla.

“Costa Rica only responds to state matters when they are transmitted in an official manner through proper diplomatic channels and declarations by Nicaraguan citizens in no way substitute official channels,” the Costa Rican ministry said in a statement.


  • John Shepard

    El Presidente is becoming a statesman! Who would have thunk it?

    Small steps, but certainly the right direction. Was renaming the dredge a quid pro quo?