Ruling party paid Chinchilla’s brother $500,000 for campaign videos
The National Liberation Party (PLN) paid $500,000 to a business run by President Laura Chinchilla’s brother for producing ads for her electoral campaign, reported the daily La Nacíon on Thursday.
The film company Camera Cine y Televisión S. A., owned by Rafael Chinchilla, was contracted by the PLN to produce audiovisual material that was transmitted through TV, radio and Internet. The contract between the PLN and the company lasted from Oct. 7, 2009 to Feb. 12, 2010.
Rafael Chinchilla, a 50-year-old filmmaker, told La Nacíon that the PLN contacted him, and he was just doing what as necessary to improve the presidential candidate’s chances of election. He pointed to 24 years of professional experience while defending the expensive contract.
You may be interested
Costa Rica to reapply restrictions in Greater Metropolitan AreaAlejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2020
Costa Rica will apply stricter health restrictions within the Greater Metropolitan Area in response to Wednesday's record-breaking increase in coronavirus…
Costa Rica coronavirus data for July 1, 2020Alejandro Zúñiga - July 1, 2020
Costa Rica confirmed 294 new cases of the coronavirus over the past day, totaling 3,753 cumulative known cases, the Health…
EU reopens to outside visitors; Costa Rica and U.S. not on list of approved countriesChantal Valery and AFP bureaus - July 1, 2020
The European Union reopened its borders on Wednesday to visitors from 15 countries but excluded the United States, where coronavirus…