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From Barcelona to Madrid for the Love of a Candidate

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 23 January 2014 @ 14:07 pm | No Comments

In Citizen Media, Costa Rica, Elections, Humor, Ideas, Latin America, Quick Reads, Spain, Spanish, Western Europe

Blogger Denise Duncan makes a confession [1] [es] on her blog:

¿Por qué voy a viajar 1400 kilómetros para votar por Luis Guillermo Solís? ¿Por qué ir y volver de Barcelona a Madrid en 24 horas? ¡Pero es un voto, nada más!, podría pensarse. ¿Qué diferencia hay? Una: estoy enamorada.

Why am I going to travel 1400 kilometers to vote for Luis Guillermo Solís? Why am I going from Barcelona to Madrid and back in 24 hours? But it's just a vote, nothing else!, you could think. What's the difference? One: I'm in love.

Denise is a Barcelona-based Costa Rican citizen and she'll have to travel from there to Madrid to cast her vote for Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera [2] [es], a candidate running for president in the upcoming elections on February 2, 2014.

She remembers an earlier experience, when she spent 24 hours in a train to meet the man who is now her husband. She ends her confession saying:

Entonces brindaré por lo que viene, por un cambio que hará que mi corazón diga: yo recorrí 1400 kilómetros por dos hombres decentes en mi vida. Uno es mi marido. El otro el Presidente de la República.

Then I'll make a toast for what's yet to come, for a change that will make my heart say: I traveled 1400 kilometers because of two men in my life. One is my husband. The other one is the President of the Republic.


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[1] makes a confession: http://deniseduncan.blogspot.com.es/2014/01/don-luis-guillermo-por-usted-recorro.html

[2] Luis Guillermo Solís Rivera: http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luis_Guillermo_Sol%C3%ADs_Rivera

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