• Costa Rica Coffee Guide

Top PUSC lawmaker Luis Fishman ditches his party in the assembly

November 19, 2012

Lawmaker and former Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC) presidential candidate Luis Fishman on Monday declared himself an independent lawmaker in an ongoing row sparked by legislators who blocked a Supreme Court judge’s re-election. He said he would remain in PUSC outside assembly halls.

Fishman, who was PUSC’s top lawmaker, said he left the party’s bloc because other PUSC lawmakers opposed the re-election of judge Fernando Cruz to the Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV.

Last Thursday, 38 lawmakers from various parties voted against Cruz’s re-election to the court, sparking the latest in a series of political crises that has affected the administration of President Laura Chinchilla.

Fishman is the second lawmaker to quit his party in the current Legislative Assembly, following José Joaquín Porras’ exit from the Access Without Exclusion Party earlier this month.

This story corrects an earlier error that stated Fishman had left his party entirely. He has only renounced PUSC membership in the Legislative Assembly.

You may be interested

Slothy Sunday: This just in — sloths are cute!
Sloth Sundays
2165 views
Sloth Sundays
2165 views

Slothy Sunday: This just in — sloths are cute!

The Tico Times - November 29, 2020

This just in from The Tico Times: Sloth are very cute! We visited Toucan Rescue Ranch in San Isidro, Costa…

Dental school or Costa Rica dental abroad?
Dental Tourism
2351 views
Dental Tourism
2351 views

Dental school or Costa Rica dental abroad?

Patrick Goodness / Goodness Dental - November 28, 2020

A visit to the local dentist is becoming too expensive for most Americans. While prices for routine check-ups and cleanings…

Costa Rica ending week with increase in coronavirus hospitalizations
Costa Rica
6268 views
Costa Rica
6268 views

Costa Rica ending week with increase in coronavirus hospitalizations

Alejandro Zúñiga - November 28, 2020

Costa Rica suffered 28 new coronavirus-related deaths between Wednesday and Friday for a total of 1,690, according to official data…