Chinchilla warns That what happens in Ecuador could happen in Costa Rica

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By LatAm Reports Editor

What is happening in Ecuador hurts and I can’t help but underline the parallel with my country Costa Rica, said the former president of the Republic, Laura Chinchilla.

This in the face of the day of terror that Ecuador has experienced by criminal groups that have set fire to vehicles, kidnapped agents and even occupied with weapons a television channel.

For his part, the President of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, decreed the existence of an internal armed conflict in the country and ordered the Armed Forces to carry out military actions to neutralize these groups.

Chinchilla points out that the parallels between Ecuador and Costa Rica are:

Until recently, the two nations were among the 5 safest in Latin America.
In recent years, both have suffered a serious deterioration of their security associated with organized crime.
Between 2022 and 2023 both led the highest growth in their homicide rate in the region.

The former president stressed that I have been warning, in constructive eagerness, together with a group of security experts, but the response from the authorities has been the attack and disqualification.

“Is it that the tragedy of Ecuador will make our government authorities act instead of accusing and polemizing?” he questioned.

This article has been translated from the original which first appeared in El Mundo