These clowns dont want to elect another clown as Costa Ricas president

first_imgWe sent out Tico Times staffers to write off-the-beaten-path vignettes about Election Day. Here’s a snapshot of Sunday morning in San José:The sun was bright and the streets were eerily quiet on election morning in downtown San José. As the day went on though, motorists filled the air with obnoxious honking. Many displayed flags supporting their chosen candidates as they flocked towards the polling stations. On Paseo Colón, I watched as a truck with a yellow flag raced another with a green flag. Green won. Near the center of San José, kids in red visors and shirts that read, “Ya es hora,” (“Now is the time”) passed out fliers for Libertarian Movement Party candidate Otto Guevara. Along the south side of a park, each political party had a small tent set up, but there really wasn’t much activity. In front of a nearby grocery store, an area usually gridlocked with cars and buses, three boys played soccer in the road. Outside the National Theater, a few clowns had gathered to paint faces. When asked who they were voting for, they began to pantomime the voting process, taking long wind ups and pressing imaginary buttons. In reality, though, none had voted. “They’re all choriceros,” one clown explained, using the Costa Rican slang for officials who accept bribes. “It’s despicable.” Facebook Comments Related posts:Meet Costa Rica’s 13 presidential candidates Ban on election propaganda starts today President Laura Chinchilla expresses dismay with low voter turnout in presidential runoff Johnny Araya will not represent National Liberation Party in 2016 mayoral racelast_img read more

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first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ “They’re playing well now on both sides of the ball and leading their division. They’re front seven is as good as anybody’s and cause a lot of disturbance. It’ll be a true test for us.”“I’m going to have to do extra preparation and make sure that I’m focused and ready every snap out there on the field. We just need to play our own game and focus on the details of our own offense and try to simplify things and do them right,” said Kolb.It was frustrating for Kolb to suffer the toe injury when he did as he’s struggled to grasp the Cardinals offense in his first season with the team.“We still don’t feel like offensively we’ve played an entire game as a complete unit and that’s a big deal of ours.”“We need to get to that point so we can see how good we can be. We feel like we’re getting better in all phases,” said Kolb.It will help that Kolb makes his return at home in the friendly confines of University of Phoenix stadium.“We’ve been on the road now for what seems like a couple months,” said Kolb. What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke PHOENIX – Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kevin Kolb expects to return to the field on Sunday against the Cowboys.“I feel really good. It was good to get back in the action. Obviously, we’ll see tomorrow how it feels after a full day like that, but I have full intention of playing,” said Kolb after going through his first full practice Wednesday since returning form injury.Kolb has missed four games since suffering a toe injury against Baltimore and will need to shake the rust off quickly to face a tough Cowboys defense. Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocationcenter_img Top Stories Comments   Share   Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right awaylast_img read more