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Fabricio Alvarado resigns from National Restoration and founds new party for upcoming elections

He would have been president, today he is without a party. Tomorrow he will have a new one. Fabricio Alvarado, presidential candidate in 2018, announced Tuesday his resignation from the Partido Restauración Nacional (PRN), a party he claims it does not welcome him, to...

First Openly Gay Member of Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly Takes Office

Enrique Sánchez — a journalist who is a member of the Partido Accion Cuidadana (PAC), the first openly gay man elected to Costa Rica's Legislative Assembly was sworn in on Tuesday, May 1. Sánchez told the Washington Blade on Thursday during a WhatsApp interview from...

Fabricio Called “Sore Loser” and “the Nicole Carboni of Politics” By Ticos

Criticizing President-elect Carlo Alvarado's choice for his government positions, in particular the appointment of Patricia Mora as executive president of the INAMU, the social networks lit up against former presidential candidate Fabricio Alvarado, Ticos calling him a 'sore loser' and the "Nicole Carboni of...

Evangelicals Make Up A Quarter of Costa Rica’s New Legislative Assembly

While the new government of Carlos Alvarado won't be starting their work until May 8, Costa Rica's new Legislative Assembly will formally begin work on Tuesday, May 1, Labor Day - a national holiday in Costa Rica - with 14 of its 57 new...

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...

Why Is Costa Rica Voting On Easter Sunday?

Costa Rica has presidential elections every four years. The election is held in February, with the newly elected president taking office the following May 8. In February's election, if no candidate wins more than 40% of the vote, the two best performing candidate go head-to-head...

‘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...

Elections Tribunal Orders PRN Not To Use Religion To Attract Votes and Contributions

The Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) - Costa Rica's election tribunal - ordered the Partido Restauración Nacional (PRN) led by Fabricio Alvarado not to use religion to attract votes and ask for private contributions. The TSE said it issued the precautionary measure after receiving 86...

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...

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...

Twenty Schools Padlocked By Parents In Protest Against Sex Education

Parents padlocked the gates of 20 schools in Costa Rica on Thursday to protest sex education classes for teens that some believe promote homosexuality, the Ministerio de Educación Pública (MEP)- the Education Ministry - said. The actions — on the first day of the new...

The Alvardo’s To The Finish

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

Alvarado vs Alvarado On April 1!

Costa Rica’s presidential election will be decided in a runoff on the first Sunday in April after no candidates secured the 40% of the popular vote to be declared a winner. In the April 1, Costa Ricans will have to decide between the top two...

2018 Presidential Elections Headed For Second Round

With less than two weeks to the 2018 presidential elections, a run-off election in April is almost guaranteed based on the latest polls that reveal no one candidate reaches 20% of the decided vote, let alone the 40% required to win. The most recent poll...

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