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Costa Rica: “God Bless your X”

Written by Gabriela Garcia Calderon Orbe · Translated by Gabriela García Calderón On 6 April 2014 @ 21:24 pm | 1 Comment

In Citizen Media, Costa Rica, Elections, Latin America, Politics, Quick Reads, Spanish

On Sunday, April 6 2014, Costa Rica held the run-off to elect a new president [1] [es]. After governing party's candidate Johnny Araya [2] retired his campaign, the whole process lost intensity, and abstentionism was a threat.

Making an analogy with football soccer [3] [es], website Costa Rica Azul says:

Con su equis, este domingo, en la papeleta usted elige al nuevo director técnico, quien nos guiará en el campo de juego, será el encargado de motivarnos, dar el ejemplo, marcar la ruta, indicar dónde debemos reforzar, cuidar la marca y escuchar para comprender lo que vivimos quienes estamos en el terreno de juego.

[...]

¡Reinventemos el futuro! ¡Dios bendiga a Costa Rica!

With your X, this Sunday on your voting ballot, you choose the new trainer, who will guide us in playing filed, who will be in charge of motivating us, who will be an example, show us the path, indicate us where to strengthen, who will take care of determining the course and listen to understand what are we going through, those of us who are in the field.

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Let's reinvent the future! God bless Costa Rica!


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URLs in this post:

[1] elect a new president: http://cnnespanol.cnn.com/2014/04/06/el-tribunal-electoral-de-costa-rica-anima-a-ir-a-votar/

[2] Johnny Araya: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Araya_Monge

[3] analogy with football soccer: http://costaricaazul.com/blog/costa-rica-elecciones-2014/

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