Costa Rica: Organizations condemn President Chaves' new attack on the press

"The College of Journalists of Costa Rica (Colper, by its Spanish acronym) and the Institute of Press and Freedom of Expression [of Costa Rica] (Iplex) censured and questioned the statements made by the President of the Republic, Rodrigo Chaves Robles on Aug. 3, in which in the middle of his complaints about the media's news angles, he compared the members of the press with 'rats' and other species of 'fauna.'

Colper and Iplex urged the president to 'tolerate criticism.' They also reminded him that, 'as the highest representative of all Costa Ricans' he must guarantee absolute respect for fundamental rights and human dignity."

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