Legal system very far from purported virtues

As a frequent reader of A.M. Costa Rica and former resident of Costa Rica, I had to chuckle when I read the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto statement extolling the virtues and ethics of the legal system in Costa Rica. He was talking about Paul Watson and how the court will treat him fairly. Yeah, right. I guess the legal system works for lawyers that scam property transactions or lawyers that draw out court proceedings on property disputes. And the judges that allow it.

Also Costa Rica is treading on very thin ice as a country that promotes its self as environmentally friendly but looks the other way when shark fining is going on in plain sight. PERTOMA shined a light on that activity. I think Paul Watson will stay out of Costa Rica as will many more tourists when they learn of the virtues of the Costa Rican legal system.

Kevin Burdock
Columbus, Ohio

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