Trouble in paradise: LGBTQ rights debate divides Costa Rica

The idea of Costa Rica as an oasis for gay and transgender people in Central America vanished in a single day.
The perception that Costa Rica was a LGBTQ-friendly and progressive society came to an end when an extremely conservative presidential candidate, Fabricio Alvarado, who also happens to be a renowned evangelical preacher, made it into the second round as the leading option with 24.91 percent of the votes. He was followed by progressive candidate Carlos

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