Costa Rica appoints nearly three years as ambassador to Nicaragua

This content was published on March 17, 2021 – 01:55

San Jose, March 16th (EFE). – The Costa Rican government on Tuesday announced the appointment of Shinya Vargas Moura as ambassador to neighboring Nicaragua, a position that had been vacant since July 2018 when there was a context of tension in relations between the two countries. .

“The decision to appoint an ambassador to Nicaragua responds to an assessment of the geopolitical system, comfort and opportunity. Indeed, it was deemed appropriate to establish representation at the highest level in a neighboring country with which Costa Rica maintains full diplomatic relations, with the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs explaining in a statement that the aim is to obtain diplomatic tools. Appropriate decision-making. “

The government of Carlos Alvarado, which began its duties in May 2018, has been a vocal critic of Daniel Ortega’s government in Nicaragua for its violent suppression of protests by social groups that have opened a crisis since April 2018 in that country and caused a crisis. An important wave of immigration to Costa Rica.

In July 2018, Eduardo Trigos left his position to take over the leadership of the Intelligence and Security Directorate, and since then the Alvarado government has not appointed a new ambassador.

The Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that the Governing Council has appointed a career diplomat and up to now Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, Chenia Vargas Moura, who will begin her duties on May 1.

The official statement stated that “Mrs. Vargas is a professional ambassador with extensive diplomatic experience. She has held various positions, integrated official delegations and participated in negotiation processes within the framework of mixed committees and bilateral political consultations.”

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Vargas Moura has held the position of an official at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs since 1981 and entered the diplomatic corps in 1993.

Among other positions, the Ambassador was Director General of the Diplomatic Corps, Alternate Director of International Cooperation, Head of the Consular Section, Training Coordinator at the Institute of Foreign Service, and Consul General in Los Angeles, California. EFE

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