• Tico Travel Surfing
  • Costa Rica Coffee Guide
  • Squaremouth travel insurance button 468x106
  • Costa Rica Real Estate

Opposition candidate Villalta draws thousands to final San José rally

January 25, 2014

Thousands of spectators crowded San José’s Central Park Friday night to support Broad Front Party candidate José María Villalta’s official closing of his 2014 electoral campaign, 8 days before voters head to the polls.

A sea of yellow shirts and flags – the Broad Front’s signature color – spilled into Avenida Segunda, with artists, TV personalities, and people of all ages turning out for an event that culminated with a fiery speech from Villalta and a performance by popular Latin folk band Cantoamérica.

Broad Front Party President Patricia Mora – whose recent interview with the daily La Nación sparked controversy after she said her party would move to control national news media if elected – said that “we are living a magical moment,” referring to a swelling of support for the party in recent months.

Villalta hammered home a message that has resonated with many voters disenchanted with the entrenched ruling National Liberation Party and its image of cronyism. The 36-year-old candidate and San José lawmaker promised to support social initiatives for the gay community, the elderly and the disabled, fight growing social inequality in the country, and end 30 years of “neoliberalism.”

 

Following are snapshots of the night.

You may be interested

Costa Rica surpasses 300 known cases of coronavirus
Costa Rica
5903 views
Costa Rica
5903 views

Costa Rica surpasses 300 known cases of coronavirus

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 29, 2020

Costa Rica has confirmed 314 cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Sunday afternoon. The figure marks a…

Slothy Sunday: Solitary lives
Sloth Sundays
547 views
Sloth Sundays
547 views

Slothy Sunday: Solitary lives

Denise Gillen / Toucan Rescue Ranch - March 29, 2020

With all of the craziness that's been happening recently, we're all adjusting to a whole new lifestyle: practicing social distancing.…

Costa Rica announces new health measures as coronavirus tally reaches 295
Costa Rica
5772 views
Costa Rica
5772 views

Costa Rica announces new health measures as coronavirus tally reaches 295

Alejandro Zúñiga - March 28, 2020

Costa Rica has confirmed 295 cases of the novel coronavirus, the Health Ministry announced Saturday afternoon. The figure marks a…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!