Security and tourism issues dominate meeting between Costa Rican and Honduran presidents

October 4, 2012

Costa Rica’s President Laura Chinchilla and the president of Honduras Porfirio Lobo met Thursday in San José to discuss opportunities for collaboration in the fight against drug, arms and human trafficking, as well as tourism strategies.

Lobo said he is looking forward to work on these issues and noted the need for countries where drugs are consumed “to take measures to discourage drug trafficking and commerce.”

He expressed interest in the Costa Rican tourism development model and also the country’s experience in areas such as health care, bilingual education, job creation and security for tourists.

Chinchilla said she is willing to share experience with Honduras in sustainability, ecotourism and rural tourism.

She also stated that “the region’s nations must implement tourism strategies that combine the strengths of each country to offer them as a ‘package’ to foreign tourists.”

The presidents agreed to meet again in November to follow up on these matters.

You may be interested

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year
Environment and Wildlife
409 views
Environment and Wildlife
409 views

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year

Ed Bernhardt - December 16, 2017

A warm holiday greeting from the garden to all our readers. Another year has come to an end, and it’s…

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets
Central America
1273 views
Central America
1273 views

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets

Noe Leiva / AFP - December 15, 2017

Supporters of the leftist opposition in Honduras blocked streets in various cities around that country on Friday, despite political repression,…

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
Please Send Coffee!
2256 views
Please Send Coffee!
2256 views

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…