Costa Rica News – Friends, acquaintances, followers of the environmental struggle, family and artists joined tonight in different parts of the country to pay honor to Jairo Mora. The environmentalist died Friday after he was ambushed and killed.
Tonight, around 1,000 people marched with banners laden messages from the Ministry of Environment and Energy (Minae) to the Plaza de la Justice in San Jose. They perform a vigil that will last until 11 pm, said Mauricio Alvarez, president of the Environmental Federation.
“There’s a very large family that are mourning Jairo. The vigil has been quite emotional for everybody,” said Alvarez.
“In his memory the citizens need to fight and ask for justice for what happened to this young man, we are all victims of what happened and ask for justice. We are very saddened by what happened, “he added.
During the event, there was promotion for the creation of a park in the Moin named to commemorate the environmentalist’ work, Alvarez told.
There are also vigils being held in Alajuela, Heredia, San Carlos, Perez Zeledon in memory of Jairo Mora.
In Limon, a group of about 100 people gathered at the Parque Vargas, in Limon to honor Jairo Mora.
With signs saying “Not like turtle eggs” and “Thank Jairo, farewell”, family and friends remembered to Mora.
The real question is “How far will the Costa Rican government go to start a war on these drug traffickers that killed Mora?”
The government in Costa Rica has shown very little guts and action when it comes to fighting drug cartels coming in from Mexico and drug traffickers in general……perhaps the payoffs and kickbacks are just to hard for the greedy Costa Rican politicians to turn down.
How the Costa Rican government reacts to this incident will make or break eco-tourism in the country.
My guess would be that a few sacrificial lambs will be thrown into the fire in order to protect the overall drug trafficking business which reaches to the highest levels of government. There is a reason why these cartels are setting up shop in Costa Rica or are getting caught trying to get here.