Rico’s TICO BULL – Facing a year of challenges, culminating in almost two weeks of protests, blockades and even violence by a group of fishermen tried to storm the gates of Casa Presidencial and detonated an explosive device, on her Facebook page, Claudia Dobles Camargo, posted a picture of man, the President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado.

From Facebook

In the caption, she writes, “We are here for love to Costa Rica, working hand in hand every day for this wonderful country to move forward. He is our president! A capable, visionary and brave man.”

“Estamos aquí por amor a Costa Rica, trabajando de la mano cada día para que este maravilloso país salga adelante. ¡Él es nuestro Presidente!
Un hombre capaz, visionario y valiente.”

President Carlos continues to face rejection of his work by many, in particular for their displeasure with the entry of the IVA – the Value Added Tax (VAT) – that went into effect on July 1.

Even yours truly feels that President is made a serious mistake in the handling of the protests, the truckers and the public sector unions who vow, now that they know they can pressure a decision in their favor, to keep on the pressure on the President and his government.

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In the last few weeks, it has been hard to find people talking good about President Carlos. In fact, for the mid-year vacations, the destination of the President’s vacation is made publicly, some criticized for leaving the country.

But, with the situation as it is, I have not seen one report about where the first family is vacationing. Not that I really care, just an interesting titbit. If he avoiding the people or his love just for the country, but to hell with the people who he may feel have turned on him.

Someone has to love him. No?