Water company head quits over his trip to Mexico

The political appointee heading the nation’s water company quit Monday after a report from the ethical procuraduría listed four violations.

The man is Óscar Nuñez, who had a morning meeting with President Laura Chinchilla. Opposition party members have been calling for his resignation after it became known that he took a female water company employee with him on a trip to México.

The report was by Gilbert Calderón, procurador de la ética.

Nuñez headed the Instituto Nacional de Acueductos y Alcantarillados. The trip with the 23-year-old employee was in August. His resignation avoids a session with lawmakers who wanted to discuss the situation. The woman is an employee who works at an institute office in Tilarán.

Between 2006 and 2010 Nuñez was a legislative deputy.

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