The Ministerio de Gobernación, Policía y Seguridad Pública quickly produced a press release Tuesday after the Spanish-language daily La Nación published the results of a Unimer survey that contained this data.
“We are beginning to see the fruits of a grand national effort,” said Mario Zamora Cordero, the security minister.
The survey results were not that clear cut because many more Costa Ricans cited unemployment as their principal concern. Las Nación said that was 21 percent up from 12 percent a year and a half ago. In other words, unemployment has replaced insecurity sat the principal concern.