Anyone who thought that the situation was strange to lump telecommunication in with the environment will be happy to know that there is going to be a change.
As a stopgap measure, the Arias administration put the telecom supervision into what was then called the Ministerio de Ambiente, Energía y Telecomunicaciones. This was an awkward fit.
Monday lawmakers approved on first reading the move of the telecom responsibilities to the Ministerio de Ciencia y Tecnología.
The change received 40 votes in the legislature, and there were no objections. The measure has to be approved a second time to become law.