Amid rumors swarming around Casa Presidencial this week of a major shakeup in President Luis Guillermo Solís’ Cabinet, word came Tuesday that Public Security Minister Celso Gamboa would step down effective Tuesday, Feb. 10.
The Attorney General’s Office on Thursday advised Costa Rica's Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, or Sala IV, that it believes the appointment of Lutheran bishop Melvin Jiménez Marín as presidency minister violates a constitutional prohibition on active religious authorities serving on the presidential Cabinet.
When President-elect Luis Guillermo Solís of the Citizen Action Party named President Laura Chinchilla’s vice minister Celso Gamboa to his cabinet as the new Pubic Security and Interior minister, the sitting president used the nod to claim some much needed credit.
President-elect Luis Guillermo Solis presented the first half of his Cabinet ministers Monday, including Vice President Helio Fallas as his minister of finance. Solís appeared to start his deficit reduction plan by cutting down the number of ministers in his Cabinet, assigning Fallas to double duty and eliminating another post altogether.