Arsenic is a naturally occurring substance in volcanic rock but it has also been used in gold mining. However it got into the drinking water in Cañas and Bagaces, arsenic is making people sick and killing them.
In the past, it has seemed to my neighbors that their president wanted to be president of the Central Valley. Presidential talks with other nations, like China, have produced wonderful results, but a stadium that most of them will never see is of no use to my friends when they are being poisoned by their drinking water.
Perhaps our international friends would be willing to help purify the local water supply. And perhaps, just perhaps, pure drinking water will result in votes in the next election.