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Tag: Fabricio Alvarado

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2018 - 08:01 UTC

    Costa Rica presidential runoff between evangelical preacher and ex minister

    While both have a common background in music: Alvarado is Pentacostal singer and Alvarado Quesada sang in a rock band — their politics are very different.

    Costa Rica’s presidential election is headed to a runoff after no candidates secured enough votes to win outright. The top vote-getter, evangelical preacher Fabricio Alvarado, is expected to face his closest opponent, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, a former labor minister, April 1. Alvarado won nearly 25% of votes on Sunday to Alvarado Quesada’s 22%.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:12 UTC

    Gay marriage at the center of Costa Rica's Sunday presidential election

    Evangelical Christian and congressman Fabricio Alvarado, has pitted himself against an international ruling urging Costa Rica to legalize same-sex marriage.

    A debate over gay marriage has upturned Costa Rica's presidential race, giving ammunition to conservative frontrunners ahead of Sunday's vote and challenging the Central American country's image as a progressive bastion. Evangelical Christian singer and congressman Fabricio Alvarado, who leads recent polls, has pitted himself against a January ruling from the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that urges Costa Rica to legalize same-sex marriage.