Vice-president and minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica: "The crisis of Nicaragua will disrupt Central america"

Epsy Campbell discusses the economic situation that crosses the region and relies on dialogue as a solution to the crisis in the neighbouring country The vi

Vice-president and minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica:

Epsy Campbell discusses the economic situation that crosses the region and relies on dialogue as a solution to the crisis in the neighbouring country

The violent repression of Ortega pushes the population of Nicaragua to an exodus to the venezuelan

Costa Rica is for the crisis of nicaragua that Colombia is to venezuela. The country has already received more than 30,000 requests for asylum in neighboring Nicaragua. A new exodus in Latin america that follows the steps of the migration flow that lives in Venezuela.

just landed in the office, out of the hand of the new president of costa rica, Carlos Alvarado, Epsy Campbell (55 years), vice-president and minister of Foreign Affairs, has had to address this problem. "Costa Rica had a negligible number of requests for shelter on the part of nicaraguans and from the month of may is multiplied to reach this amount so important," he explained in an interview, yesterday, in Madrid, before taking part in the Casa de América in the conference on The economic empowerment of women. Previously, met with his Spanish counterpart, Josep Borrell, who tried the situation that crosses the region.

does The seizure of nicaragua and the exodus could further destabilize Central america? Central america is fragile. Failure to resolve the situation in nicaragua can contribute to this process of destabilization of the region. That is why we are doing everything that is within our reach to promote from multilateral agencies to re-generate spaces of dialogue and of internal negotiation. The dialogue is the solution? It is the only way. The reports of the inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the complaints that make their own social leaders, and human rights in Nicaragua, they speak of a situation too complex. The nicaraguans have to find the way out of this crisis by means of dialogue and negotiation, respecting the criteria of justice, democracy, and transparency.He was recently seen with the Pope in Rome. What gave you this feeling about the dialogue? The Church, as raised by the Pope and as raised personally, has made all necessary efforts to allow the dialogue to become a reality so that nicaraguans can return to the peace. How is facing Costa Rica the instability neighbor? Has a national strategy of migration flows, which form part of an institutional experience that is created from the transit of migrants, cubans, haitians and extracontinentales of a couple of years ago by Costa Rica. The particular situation in which he lives Nicaragua has rearticulado the work. There is a presidential decree at the beginning of this Government, which set out the responsibilities of each one of the actors on topics related to migration. Do you have ability of your country to assume just this exodus? Has an institutional network with a very vigorous, but it is impossible for you to take the crisis of a country on his shoulders. In the case of the nicaragüenes, we have an economic migration that has been historic in Costa Rica. The situation of a political crisis has resulted in an economic crisis in Nicaragua. There is actual pressure on an economy that if we do not take decisions soon to enter a recession. How economic difficulties could move to your country? The production sector in costa rica has also raised difficulties due to the crisis. Nicaragua is an important trade partner for Costa Rica. The export sector reported that in the month of September there was a decline in exports of 7%, but if we sumanos 10%, which was the expectation of growth that had that sector, we would say that in reality the decrease is 17%, according to what was planned. It is the first time to be vice-president of african descent in the history of Latin America and the first woman to be minister of Foreign Affairs in Costa Rica. What is complicated, yet in the Executives of the continent give space to women?We have advanced in a remarkable way. I come from a Government in which 53% of the spaces in the cabinet are occupied by women, but we definitely have to do a lot more. There are still laws that should promote the equality and participation of women, there is that make women more young people the life more easy for you to find in the policy space in which to work.

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Updated Date: 26 October 2018, 19:50

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