I refer, of course, to Costa Rica. Committed to democracy. National goals are promoting education and health. Abolished their army in 1948. Yesterday,
Costa Rican presidential candidate Carlos Alvarado Quesada defeated a challenger who ran on his opposition to same-sex marriage. From Joshua Partlow: “With about 90 percent of the votes counted, Alvarado, 38, a novelist and musician who had served in cabinet positions for the current president, Luis Guillermo Solís, had captured 60.6 percent, according to the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal. His opponent, Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz, a TV journalist, pastor and singer who had been riding momentum based on his opposition to same-sex marriage and abortion and his stance on other social issues, had received 39.3 percent of the vote.