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Could Costa Rica’s New Pro-LGBT President Represent a Change Throughout Latin America?

In its report dated April 15, 2018, the Hornet.com's by Matt Baume sees the election of Carlos Alvarado as fantastic news of the former cabinet minister (and novelist!) easily defeating rival Fabricio Alvardo, "a virulently anti-queer pastor who opposed the freedom to marry," in the...

Political Humor

The cartoonists at Crhoy.com poke fun at the president-elect Carlos Alvardo and President Luis Guillermo Solis.

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...

Women Protest Religious Fundamentalism in Costa Rica

“The Handmaid’s Tale,” a growing Costa Rican protest movement led by a dozen women in the context of the impending presidential runoff election, seeks to confront a “fundamentalist threat” and defend the country’s social advancements. Dressed in crimson robes and white bonnets, and looking down...

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...

Costa Rica’s Election: It Wasn’t the Economy, Stupid!

Is it the economy, stupid? A preliminary analysis would have concluded that such a maxim would prevail in Costa Rica’s presidential race: unemployment is high (especially among the youth), the cost of living is one of the highest in Latin America, and public finances...

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