Residents of Tres RÌos in the canton of La UniÛn, Cartago, are living under threat of a major landslide, according to a release issued Tuesday.
The release quoted a geologist, who said that for five years the municipality has been aware of the danger but has not taken action. He is Julio Eduardo Madrigal.
The announcement of the danger comes at a time when the vice mayor, Alex Emilio Montoya Richmond, is seeking election as mayor Feb. 7 under the banner of the Partido Rescate Cantonal. The announcement said that Montoya, as vice mayor, was head of the local emergency commission.
The announcement that was issued by a local public relations firm said that a cliff above the RÌo Chiquito is just 800 meters from the population center. The release warned that millions of cubic meters of rocks, trees and soils could be propelled at high velocity toward the community.