Goodbye, Fabricio!
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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Goodbye, Fabricio!

Álvaro Murillo - April 6, 2018

The former candidate Fabricio Alvarado (National Restoration, PRN) passed from being the revelation candidate of the campaign to become a system challenger of traditional coexistence that we as Costa Ricans could criticize, but are not willing to lose.

In Costa Rica, friends didn’t fight over politics; those days are gone
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No Sugar Please
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In Costa Rica, friends didn’t fight over politics; those days are gone

Álvaro Murillo - March 21, 2018

Just 14 years ago, Costa Rica was the Latin American countries where people were least willing to argue with their best friends over politics. Just 14 years.…

La campaña en que Costa Rica ignoró su realidad
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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La campaña en que Costa Rica ignoró su realidad

Alvaro Murillo - January 29, 2018

Ya sabemos que nuestro Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) llama a un voto racional, inteligente, bien informado y eso está muy bien como pretensión, pero la cruda…

Costa Rica has earthly problems, but this election season ended over the rainbow
No Sugar Please
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No Sugar Please
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Costa Rica has earthly problems, but this election season ended over the rainbow

Alvaro Murillo - January 28, 2018

We all know that our Supreme Elections Tribunal (TSE) is calling for a rational, intelligent, well informed vote – and that’s all well and good as a…

How Juan Diego Castro is turning Costa Rica upside down
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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How Juan Diego Castro is turning Costa Rica upside down

Alvaro Murillo - January 12, 2018

Until the year 2017, Juan Diego Castro Fernández was a 62-year-old lawyer from a wealthy, conservative family from Cartago, east of San José. But he wasn’t just…

January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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January’s here and the gloves are off: Costa Rica’s true campaign begins

Alvaro Murillo - January 8, 2018

The electoral “truce” is over, but it wasn’t much of a truce, for two reasons. First, before the mandatory ad-free period began over Christmas, the 2018 presidential…

Costa Rica’s elections 2018: a primer
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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Costa Rica’s elections 2018: a primer

Alvaro Murillo - December 18, 2017

In days of yore, Costa Rican elections were called a “fiesta electoral,” a celebration of democracy where many Costa Ricans were fiercely and visibly proud of their…

A second round, Holy Sunday and the poor electoral menu
Elections 2018
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Elections 2018
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A second round, Holy Sunday and the poor electoral menu

Alvaro Murillo - November 29, 2017

Let’s assume it's a fact that Costa Rica will vote for its next president for the first time in our history on Easter Sunday, the day on…

The real reason the ‘cementazo’ is so scary for Costa Rica – and so important
Cementazo
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Cementazo
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The real reason the ‘cementazo’ is so scary for Costa Rica – and so important

Alvaro Murillo - November 6, 2017

In this country, as in so many others, sports metaphors can explain just about anything. They even work in the most complex and serious cases we face…

Forever and ever, amen: Costa Rica as a Catholic country
Newsletter
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Newsletter
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Forever and ever, amen: Costa Rica as a Catholic country

Alvaro Murillo - May 3, 2017

I am one of those baptized Catholics who had their years of intense faith despite the usual sermons and sometimes absurd traditions of the Catholic Church, that…