During Red Ribbon Week 1300 Students from Guanacaste Say NO to Drugs

Carrillo, Guanacaste – November 17, 2016

Every year, Costa Rica celebrates Red Ribbon Week when DEA’s Special Agent Enrique Kiki Camarena, is honored. Mexican drug traffickers murdered Kiki in the 80s, while he was fighting against drug trafficking in the region.

This year, 1300 students from 19 schools and high schools from Carrillo, Guanacaste, participated in this special week and took the D.A.R.E. course against the use and abuse of drugs.

Before Minister of Public Security Gustavo Mata, Kiki’s widow Geneva Camarena, U.S. Consul General Ravi Candadai, parents and teachers, these students committed to saying NO to drugs and YES to life, to make the best decisions for their future and have healthy lifestyles.

This is the second time that Mrs. Camarena visits Costa Rica and this time her message for children and adolescents was: YOLO, you only live once and this is the main reason why it is important for them to make those correct decisions for their future and the future of their country.

Mrs. Camarena visited School Comunidad, in Carrillo, where she talked with fifth grade students, visited several media outlets and encouraged Guanacaste residents to join the fight against drugs.