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TLC Si! TLC wins 51.7% to 48.3%

October 7th, 2007

Costa Rica has decided. The answer is SI – YES to the TLC. I am so proud to be living here during this time.

Turnout was about 60% of eligible voters.

Is this good for Costa Rica? Probably, but certainly not perfect. It has always been my opinion that Costa Rica had to vote yes for the country to continue to prosper. To say no would place her in a difficult, perhaps untenable position indeed as Costa Rica must be able to compete against other`Latin American Countries.

So now the process will begin with various parts of the TLC being phased in over`the next dozen years. For sure this will not go smoothly as many will continue to fight the process to the detriment of Costa Rica and her people.

But this is an enlightened government and the leadership is strong.

Costa Rican will benefit because of the competition. The big business monopolies of ICE, CAJA and the INS will no longer be able to asset themelves to the detriment of the people.

Viva Costa Rica!

2 Responses to “TLC Si! TLC wins 51.7% to 48.3%”

  1. crrobs on December 6, 2007 8:32 am

    For my wife and I, TLC passing was a major factor on our decision to move to Costa Rica.

  2. Gustavo Coronado on June 23, 2008 12:47 am

    The C.C.S.S. is not certainly is not big business monopoly as you so put it. For most of this country is the only access to universal healthcare they can have access to. Can you imagine how much money would families in this country, specially poor families would have to invest in health care if that institution (NOT BUSINESS) if they had to pay to private companies.
    Yes the interface between the public and the bureaucracy that such a huge public service is not perfect. But the level of service and sacrifice that doctors and nurses provide to the country is simply outstanding.
    Most of the institutions that were created in the same time that the Caja was created are a really important part of how this country became what it is. Specifically suggesting that they turn to business like companies will mean the demise for most of this country population