Resignations sought over festival failures

As expected, opposition lawmakers are seeking the resignation of anyone responsible for the failures associated with the Festival Internacional de las Artes 2015. The Partido Liberación Nacional asked Monday for the resignation of the minister, Elizabeth Fonseca, and her vice ministers.

Meanwhile, those involved with putting on the festival shows soldiered on Monday despite small numbers of spectators. Many persons simply do not know where the shows are being held.

The call for resignations has a political motivation in addition to the cancellation of some performances due to an absence of sound and light systems. Minister Fonseca is a former president of the Partido Acción Ciudadana, the party of President Luis Guillermo Solís. A release from Liberación was quick to point that out.

The Ministerio de Cultura y Juventud said Monday that some performances were being rescheduled. The ministry said that due to the absence of sounds and lights performances in the Villa Olímpica de Desamparados and at the  Polideportivo de Aserrí will take place at a later date. They were supposed to take place from Thursday to Sunday.

The ministry directed citizens to various social media outlets for more details.

The government has allocated nearly $1.5 million for the festival’s budget.

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