Fabricio Alvarado

Alvaradomania


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If you’re a betting person, you’ll put your money on Alvarado winning the presidency in Costa Rica.

The run-off pits Fabricio Alvarado against Carlos Alvarado. Fabricio is the religious zealot from the National Restoration Party, that only holds one seat in the National Assembly, which is held by Fabricio. Carlos is from the center/left Citizen Action Party, which currently holds the presidency of a government that’s in a financial crisis.

Do you vote the guy from the party that hurt the nation’s economy, or do you vote the guy who only cares about fighting against same-sex marriage? Decisions, decisions. It would be a pretty simple choice for me.

You vote for Carlos, the guy who at least has a clue on how government and the economy works against. You don’t want to put a religious bigot in charge of your nation. Costa Ricans only have to look north to see how that works out.

This cartoon ran last Friday for The Costa Rica Star. There’s a new cartoon up for this week, which I’ll post here next week.

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Some Costa Rica Tongue


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Here’s last week’s cartoon for The Costa Rica Star.

A video emerged of presidential candidate, Fabricio Alvarado, wife speaking in tongue. It’s good stuff. I’m not far enough along in my Spanish lessons to hold a conversation yet, but I can tell from the tape when she’s not speaking Spanish…or any discernible language.

Fabricio made the run-off last Sunday and there’s a very good chance the religious zealot will be Costa Rica’s next president.

There’s a new cartoon up this week (which I’ll post here next week). Go to the Star’s page and check it out.

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print (please specify which print you want or I won’t mail one). All donations will receive my eternal gratitude

Election Day In Costa Rica


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Costa Rica is going to the polls today to elect a brand-new president. This cartoon was published last week for The Costa Rica Star (and there’s a new one for this week which I’ll post here next week. Confusing? Yeah).

Fabricio Alvarado, an evangelical preacher and singer of Christian music whose wife speaks in tongues (go see this week’s cartoon), was languishing in the polls until the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that Costa Rica should allow same-sex marriage. Now, Alvarado is leading in the polls of the heavily religious nation.

While the nation is very progressive on environmental issues, voters vote their religion. In addition to same-sex marriage, abortion is illegal in Costa Rica. The nation is heavily in debt and its credit rating is plummeting, but most voters are focused on social issues. Alvarado has barely campaigned on the fiscal issues.

It’s doubtful he’ll get enough of the vote to win the presidency outright. So, there’ll be a runoff in April. Look forward to more cartoons on Costa Rica’s elections until then. I’m sure if Alvarado wins, I’ll have a lot of fun with “President Fabricio.”

I want to thank everyone who has donated in the past. Your support helps me continue creating cartoons and columns with a little less stress in my life. Between competing syndicates with much larger resources, timid editors, and Trump supporters who attempt to intimidate the editors who do publish anything that criticizes their idol, it’s a challenge to make a career out of this. So your support (if you can) is appreciated. Want to help me continue to create cartoons and keep doing what I’m doing (pissing off conservatives)? Look to the right of this page and make a donation through PayPal. Every $40 donation will receive a signed print (please specify which print you want or I won’t mail one). All donations will receive my eternal gratitude