Costa Rica News – As the price of oil byproducts rises in international markets, but mostly at home, the government of Costa Rica has been pondering on the possibility of requesting membership with Petrocaribe, raising concerns among political and economic sectors of the country.
For instance, right-wing legislator and former presidential candidate Otto Guevara has remarked that by entering Petrocaribe, Costa Rica risks its foreign policy on human rights, an issue where the governments of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and his predecessor, Hugo Chávez, have been heavily criticized at the international level.
Other aspects among dissenters is the fact that Costa Rica will eventually go into debt with Venezuela upon the purchase of fuel under long-term loans.
This would take place at a moment where the country has been considering bridging its fiscal gap and preventing the foreign debt from growing.
Costa Rica’s President Luis Guillermo Solís has instructed his officials to draft a report including a rationale to join the the Venezuelan initiative –which offers benefits for the purchase of fuel.
From – http://english.eluniversal.com/