“It could be that the moment arrives when having a party will be a transgressive act… but I suspect that we cannot assume that Costa Rica’s parties are extinct dinosaurs.”
Our obsession with cars is deepening: is there any end in sight?
“The problem is that various Costa Rican politicians, and maybe those of other countries as well, have seen that this formula works.”
“El problema es que varios políticos de Costa Rica (y quizás de otros países) vieron que esa fórmula funciona. Ya está probada.”
The 2018 elections should open the door for some much-needed conversations in Costa Rica. Is this likely? No, but Alvaro Murillo won’t give up hope.
Alvaro Murillo imagines a 2018 presidential election with more than 100 parties, a 100% victory for a national hero, and widespread euphoria… all leading to disaster.
With the death of former President Luis Alberto Monge on Nov. 29, it was necessary to take a look back at our historical record and living anecdotes. We had to refresh our information about the legacy of the president most similar to the average Costa Rican citizen – at least since the 1949 Constitution he […]
“Costa Rica is much more than the Central Valley and the regions that the Central Valley decides to watch in any given situation. Costa Rica lost its undefeated record in hurricanes, on one of its neglected flanks.”
Many of us fear what Trump may do in power, but we do not need to wait to be terrified by what he has already achieved in his campaign. We saw it already on Wednesday, in various acts of hate.
It’s popular to call for “new faces” in politics, but true political renewal more complex than such pleas would suggest.