San José, Jul 20 (elmundo.cr) – The former candidate for the Vice Presidency of the Republic for the Broad Front, Luis Paulino Vargas, said that “it is striking that the defender focuses her interest on the vehicle restriction, and does not say anything on the situations of poverty and marginality that enhance and multiply contagions.
Given this, Vargas stressed that “when the defender Catalina Crespo demands that the restrictions on vehicular circulation be lifted, she does so influenced by the concerns expressed by people linked to the tourism business. This is what is deduced from his own sayings, since, on the other hand, his references to some presumed scientific foundation are expressed in such unfortunate terms that it is impossible to take them seriously.
“It is obvious that the tourism sector – especially small businesses – is one of the hardest hit by the crisis. However, it is necessary to ask: if we lift these restrictions, can the influx of tourists be expected to lift substantially? Surely not, “he acknowledged.
For Vargas «first, multiple reasons – even the slow and incomplete progress of vaccination processes – slow down the recovery of international tourism. It will be years before it returns to its pre-pandemic levels. Second, it cannot be expected, even in the best of cases, that national tourism will replace international tourism. Third, the very high unemployment, the stagnation of the income and the economic uncertainty, are factors that, independently of the vehicular restriction, hold back the national tourism ».
“But what most strikes me is that the defender focuses her interest on vehicle restriction, and does not say anything about the situations of poverty and marginality that enhance and multiply infections. As an advocate, one would expect to see her keenly concerned about the latter. The truth is that he does not even mention it, “he concluded.