Central government mourns death of Jorge Manuel Dengo

President Laura Chinchilla Miranda and the central government have declared three days of national mourning for Jorge Manuel Dengo Obregón, the founder of the Instituto Costarricense de Electricidad. He also was a vice president under then-president Óscar Arias Sánchez during his first term in office, which ended in 1990.

Dengo died Monday at 93. During national mourning the nation’s flag flies at half staff.

After the regular Consejo de Gobierno Tuesday the president and government ministers traveled to Dengo’s wake at the Montesacro funeral home to express their sorrow.

Dengo will be buried from the Catedral Metropolitana today at 11 a.m. with Archbishop Hugo Barrantes presiding.

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