Citizens vote to recall Pérez Zeledón mayor

December 20, 2011

The Southern Zone canton of Pérez Zeledón voted to remove Luis Mendieta from his job as mayor – the first time in Costa Rican history that a mayor has been recalled from his position.

The daily La Nación reported that more than 16,000 people voted this weekend to recall Mendieta, and with 82 percent of the votes counted Mendieta’s dismissal seems inevitable.

La Nación reported that Pérez Zeledón citizens are punishing Mendieta for not improving problems related to garbage collection and potholes.

The election commission has 15 days to announce a result. Pérez Zeledón Vice Mayor Vera Corrales will take over Mendieta’s position.

You may be interested

Costa Rica’s guilty voters
No Sugar Please
48 views
No Sugar Please
48 views

Costa Rica’s guilty voters

Álvaro Murillo - May 25, 2018

By what I have done, and by what I have left undone. A relative of mine is 70 years old…

Fed up: Nicaragua’s uprising
Nicaragua
69 views
Nicaragua
69 views

Fed up: Nicaragua’s uprising

Alexander Villegas - May 25, 2018

We all heard it. University students and protesters across Nicaragua stood up against the country’s increasingly authoritarian president, Daniel Ortega,…

Costa Rican entrepreneur launches swimwear line to empower women
Changemakers
155 views
Changemakers
155 views

Costa Rican entrepreneur launches swimwear line to empower women

Elizabeth Lang - May 24, 2018

María Luisa Mendiola is a young Costa Rican woman living in New York who’s all about creating change in everything…