As is the tradition in Costa Rica every September 14, the Municipality of Cartago carries out a series of activities to commemorate independence.
The Plaza Mayor in Cartago
One of the main activities is the receiving of the Torch of Independence and a symbolic cabinet meeting by the sitting government.
But this year, the national strike that was in its fifth consecutive day, is being blamed for the lack of people showing up for the independence ceremonies.
I do not see that it was necessary (to take the torch by air), but hey, the government had its reasons to have made that decision.The mayor of San Ramon, Nixon Ureña
First, an alleged blockade, which the unions deny, in Esparza, Puntarenas meant the independence flame was put out while the torch