President Carlos Alvarado Faces His First Protest

It didn’t take long, with only 7 days under his belt as President, Carlos Alvarado, on Tuesday faced his first protest when a group of approximately 200 residents of Las Parcelas de Herradura (Puntarenas) demonstrated outside Casa Presidencial (government house) in Zapote to ask the president and his government to stop the evictions where they live.

The judicial order for the eviction of 3,500 people will be executed from May 21. The Parcelas de Herradura represent more than 50 thousand hectares of land of high tourist value.
Last week, on May 9, legislator for the Partido Restauración Nacional (PRN), Melvin Nunez, asked the government to intervene, to stop the evictions while alleged conflicts between various public institutions is investigated.
“I declare urgently that the way in which lands

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