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The Ortegas Congratulate Carlos Alvarado

Nicaraguan president, Daniel Ortega, on Friday sent a letter to President-elect Carlos Alvardo, congratulating him on his victory last Sunday and predicting "better days" for "good neighborliness" between the two countries. In the letter, he also expressed his desire to advance the Central American Integration...

Frente Amplio Sets Conditions For Joining National Unity

The Frente Amplio (FA) paid said Thursday that a possible agreement with President-elect Carlos Alvarado to form a government of national unity could be reached on condition that common features must be shared by their mutual programs. At the request of Alvarado, members of FA's...

Costa Rica looks a little less exceptional after its heated election

Carlos Alvarado Quesada has won the Costa Rican presidency with 61 percent of the vote, an overwhelming victory for a progressive candidate who entered election day in a dead heat with his conservative rival. Alvarado Quesada, a 38-year-old former labor minister under the unpopular outgoing...

Costa Rica shows an admirable resistance to demagoguery

(OPINION) The Washington Post - THE HISTORY of North American attitudes toward Latin America is in part a story of serial infatuations with various revolutions and regimes. The left fell in love with Fidel Castro’s Cuba and Sandinista Nicaragua; many on the right hailed...

Ticos Ask Don Stockwell To Keep Promise Made To Carlos Alvarado

Entrepreneur and promoter Don Stockwell, acclaimed for his many followers on Facebook due to a peculiar promise to President-elect Carlos Alvarado, if he won, to bring Pink Floyd to Costa Rica. Now Ticos are aking the promoter to make good on his promise. The promise began...

President-elect Carlos Alvarado Calls For Unity, ‘Taking The Country Forward’

Following a long and divisive campaign, president-elect Carlos Alvarado, has called for unity, for all Costa Ricans to become united for the benefit of all. Carlos Alvarado's win on Sunday was by a surprisingly big margin over his rival, Fabricio Alvarado - no relation. With 97.47%...

The Party’s Over!

Rico's TICO BULL - In less than two hours after the voting, it was clear that Fabricio Alvarado was not going to be, to the relief of many, the next President. Despite the polls, the rhetoric, the support of Evangelical ministers and followers, lots of...

Carlos Alvarado Will Be The 48th President of Costa Rica!

Carlos Alvarado Quesada, 38, will become the 48th president of Costa Rica, on May 8, 2018, winning the second round of elections with 60.79% of the votes against Fabricio Alvarado, who received 39.21%. That was the officially announced by the president of the Tribunal Supremo...

‘People Hate Us, We Might Move To Spain’

Costa Rica's first and only same-sex married couple are worried about their future in Costa Rica as the nation prepares to go to the polls this Sunday, April 1. Evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado faces former minister Carlos Alvarado in an election dominated by the issue...

Ruling Party Presidential Contender Vows to Cut Deficit

Carlos Alvarado, presidential candidate of the ruling Partido Accion Cuidadana  - Citizens' Action Party - PAC, spoke to Reuters during an interview in San Jose, March 26, 2018. Carlos Alvarado says he will slash the country's growing fiscal deficit by half if he wins Sunday's...

Undecided Voters to Untie Presidential Candidates?

With the politicking at an end, it is now up to the voters, mainly the undecided, to decide who will lead the country for the next four years. The latest poll by Center for Political Studies and Research (CIEP) of the University of Costa Rica...

Alvarados in “Technical” Tie

With eight days to the polls, Carlos Alvarado of the Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC) and Fabricio Alvarado of Restauración Nacional (PRN) maintain a 'technical' tie. This is revealed in the latest survey of the Center for Research and Political Studies of the University of Costa...

PAC Economic Team Is Endorsed by Businessmen

With a little over two weeks to go, the Presidential candidates have been busy presenting their economic teams, a group of people to assist the new president face the country's most pressing issue. While the 20 people team presented last week by Fabricio Alvarado of...

The Alvarados Tied In Latest Costa Rica Election Poll

Former Minister of Labor and Social Security, Carlos Alvarado and - no relation - Evangelical singer, Fabricio Alvarado are tied in the race to be Costa Rica's next president. According to a poll released Tuesday, 41% plan to vote for Carlos, while 39% would vote...

The Second Round of the Presidential Election

Neither of the two Presidential Candidates, Fabricio Alvarado of the National Restoration Party (PRN), or Carlos Alvarado of the Citizen Action Party (PAC), has the intestinal fortitude to address the economic reform that is required, that being the revision downwards of the extremely high...

The Alvardo’s To The Finish

Fabricio Alvarado and Carlos Alvarado - no relation - will spend the coming weeks seeking votes to become president.

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