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Apparently, the threatening memorandum send out to CONAVI employees that I referred to yesterday has not had its desired effect. There must have been a leak at the roads department.

This morning the daily La Nacion reports that CONAVI, when contracting work on the new road on the Nicaraguan border, otherwise known as route 1856, contracted with six rookie construction companies, four of which had no equipment and had never before worked for the state. In fact, two of the companies did not even exist until a year after the construction of the road began.

It appears to this writer that favors were done for men who wanted to get started in the construction business, and the government agency bankrolled them to the tune of ¢ 2,800 million colones.

The road, or trail, is a disaster and questions are being asked.

For good reason.