President Oscar Arias of Costa Rica has joined the trend in Latin America of calling for a new constitution that would expand executive powers and get rid of “unnecessary checks” on the president’s authority. Although Arias has less than 9 months left in office and can’t run for reelection, his brother and current minister of the presidency — a primer minister of sorts — has openly said he’s interested in running for president in 2014. A new constitution with expanded executive powers would fit him just fine.Gee, anyone wondering if Arias is taking notes of all Micheletti's moves out of self interest?
Apparently, Costa Rica's leading newspaper, La Nación has some concerns as well:
(La Nacion) said that the idea of dismantling the checks and balances on executive power sounds like an effort to create an “imperial presidency.”Arias also called out the media as being “corporations interested in making a profit” that don’t necessarily pursue the “public good.”
You know, Roberto Micheletti appears to be smoking out characters he never intended to be exposed. The truth is a powerful weapon when you insist on following it without fear.
Micheletti continues to get the better of Zelaya, who long ago unmasked himself as the man he was accused of being. Now, it appears that an unintended consequence of Micheletti holding to the line is that Oscar Arias may be getting exposed as well.
Time will tell.
Here's the entire CATO INSTITUTE ARTICLE
h/t to HOT AIR