Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Costa Rica receives $50 million from China

China's Vice Premier Hui Liangyu, left, Costa Rica's Vice President Laura Chinchilla, center, and Costa Rica's Foreign Minister Bruno Stagno pose for pictures as they arrive at the Foreign Ministry in San Jose, Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Liangyu was in Costa Rica on an official visit to continue strengthening diplomatic relations between the two countries. As part of several signed agreements China will give Costa Rica $40 million in credit, a donation of $10 million, and 200 automoviles to boost its police force. (AP Photo/Kent Gilbert)

3 comments:

Felix Chapel said...

One has to wonder what Costa Rica has to give China in return. $50mil isn't chump change.

Uri R. said...

I totally agree with you Felix. Besides those $50 million China is building Costa Rica's new national stadium, estimated at $60 to $75 million. I'm afreid that what China wants is to make Costa Rica its political pawn in the region and the U.N and I think that at this pace sadly it's going to work.

danny said...

Well at least it creates some competence. The US wants to retain CR as an ally? Let them pay for it...

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