Tuesday 28 September 2021

Costa Rica Politics: Otto Guevara, Is Fourth Time The Charm?

Paying the bills


CCSS applied 195,598 first doses of vaccine against covid-19 during the Vaccination

QCOSTARICA - The vaccination teams of the Caja Costarricense...

Can tourists get vaccinated in Costa Rica?

QCOSTARICA - Can tourists be vaccinated in Costa Rica,...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction September 28: Plates ending in “3 & 4” CANNOT circulate

QCOSTARICA - For today, Tuesday, September 28, vehicles with...

Mexico reveals why it rejects tourists from Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA - Mexico has been one of the favorite...

Bianca, Mick Jagger’s first wife: “Nicaraguan by grace of God”

QCOSTARICA - Bianca Jagger, who was the first wife...

Train Yourself to Stay Calm Under Pressure

Do you know anyone who handles stress really well?...

Alunasa, a Venezuelan state company in Costa Rica, leaves employees without salary

QCOSTARICA - The Venezuela state-owned company operating in Costa...
Paying the bills


"Missed it by this much".  From the 2010 presidential elections.
“Missed it by this much”. From the 2010 presidential elections.

Ok, now that the 2104 election race is official, we can start to poke fun at the candidates. First on our list of presenting you the presidential candidates, is Otto Guevara. This is his Otto’s fourth – yes, fourth – shot at the title, running unsuccessfully in 2002, 2006 and 2010.

Aside from presidential candidate, Otto Guevara Guth (born October 13, 1960) is also the founder of the Partido Movimiento Libertario (Libertarian Movement Party) and currently its president.

- Advertisement -

Son of civil servants, Guevara studied at the Universidad de Costa Rica (University of Costa Rica) where he earned Bachelor’s degree in law followed by a Masters in International Business from Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica (National University of Costa Rica) and a second Masters degree in Law with an emphasis on Conflict Resolution from Harvard University.

In addition to his work as a lawyer and a professor, he has also made a name in tourism, commercial trade, and public policy. He also produced and hosted a number of television and radio shows focused on his moderate pro-freedom message.


“Love is forever. But a Guevara candidacy is eternal”, comment found Facebook.

First elected to congress as the sole representative for the Movimiento Libertario in 1998, Guevara earned recognition as Costa Rica’s best legislator by the press every year of his first term.

In 2002, Libertarian Movement, with Guevara as the presidential candidate, elected 6 members to Congress out of 57 seats, but few weeks later they lost a Congressman, declared independent. After a split within the party that saw a group of libertarian members leave, Guevara said his party was moving to be liberal and not libertarian.

The year 2006 saw the Libertarian Movement Party again elect 6 members to congress, but they lost again other Congressman. As a presidential candidate in 2006, Guevara earned almost 10% of the vote. In 2009, Guevara is elected presidential candidate for third time.

- Advertisement -

In February 2010, Guevara lost the Presidential election with 20% of the vote for a third place finish.



Guevara for the future!
Guevara in the future.

- Advertisement -


On election day, Guevara was involved in a religious controversy, as his girlfriend Deborah Formal was seen on national television pocketing part of the host after receiving Eucharist at Catholic Mass.

By all accounts, barring any last minute scandal, Guevara should win be able to win this election. He’s been at for some time, and has the most political campaign experience than the rest (except for Corrales, but that is for another day).

That stick to it attitude should count for something, no? Diay, Pura Vida!

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Cuba Plane Crash: Company ‘Had Safety Complaints’

Solidarity and investigations after the accident. Cuban authorities are investigating the...

The Volcanos Of Central America (By Country)

Among the things most loved by travelers to Central America is...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.