Costa Rica donates a sphere to show its solidarity

Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana photo Officials unveil a plaque noting Costa Rica’s donation.

Costa Rica had donated a replica one of its pre-Columbian stone spheres to the Sistema de la Integración Centroamericana, based in El Salvador.

The gift was presented by Enrique Castillo, Costa Rica’s foreign minister, to Juan Daniel Alemán Gurdián, the secretary general of the multi-national organization.

The purpose is to show Costa Rica’s solidarity with the organization, said the foreign ministry here.

The original spheres come from the Diquís area of south central Costa Rica and were made sometime between 300 and 800 A.D.

The Sistema de la Integración is the organization that is hosting a gathering of heads of state in Costa Rica in May. U.S. President Barack Obama is expected to attend.

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