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News Costa Rica » Religion: Costa Rica votes for new president amid gay rights debate

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-costarica-election/costa-rica-votes-for-new-president-amid-gay-rights-debate-idUSKBN1FO04W
Publication date: Sunday 04 February 2018

Costa Rica’s 3.3 million voters are predominantly Roman Catholic and most describe themselves as conservative. “The next president has to get into the difficult issues in the country and not be in fights over religion,” said Ronald Pina, a 45-year ...

News Costa Rica » Religion: Christian singer faces leftist author in Costa Rica presidential runoff

News channel or source: https://in.reuters.com/article/costarica-election/conservative-christian-singer-leads-costa-rica-presidential-election-idINKBN1FP08F
Publication date: Sunday 04 February 2018

A well-known television news anchor before he turned to religion, Alvarado Munoz shot to political prominence during the campaign by denouncing a ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights calling on Costa Rica to give civil marriage rights to same ...

News Costa Rica » Religion: Christian minister takes lead in Costa Rican presidential election after vowing to stop gay agenda

News channel or source: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/christian-minister-dominates-costa-rican-presidential-election-polls-after
Publication date: onday 05 February 2018

Costa Rica is the only country in which Catholicism is the official state religion, and seventy percent of Costa Ricans profess the Catholic faith. According to recent polls, between sixty and seventy percent of the population is opposed to homosexual ...

News Costa Rica » Religion: Costa Rica: Same-Sex Marriage Dominates Presidential Election in Mostly Catholic Country

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/msn/gay-marriage-debate-shapes-costa-rica-president-race/ar-BBIHcwc
Publication date: Sunday 04 February 2018

Costa Rica's constitution establishes Catholicism as the state religion, though it does not prevent the free exercise of other religions. "I'm very happy and thankful to God. This is a democratic celebration. The situation is difficult and we don't know ...

News Costa Rica » Religion: Anti-gay marriage pastor runs off to be Costa Rica president

News channel or source: http://www.enca.com/world/anti-gay-marriage-pastor-runs-off-to-be-costa-rica-president
Publication date: onday 05 February 2018

Religion played key role - "There is no doubt religion lifted ... In his victory speech to supporters late Sunday, Fabricio Alvarado said voters had delivered a clear message that "Costa Rica doesn't want more of the same.... It's for this that I am ...

News Costa Rica » Religion: Is Costa Rica on the path to evangelical theocracy?

News channel or source: https://newint.org/features/web-exclusive/2018/02/09/costa-rica-theocracy
Publication date: Friday 09 February 2018

The court called upon Costa Rica to modify its laws to extend marriage and the right ... ‘We are currently in a context where 70 per cent of the population or more believe that religion is not only important in society, but also in politics,’ explains ...

News Costa Rica » Religion: Christian Singer Facing Leftist Author in Costa Rican Presidential Race

News channel or source: http://www.worldreligionnews.com/religion-news/christian-singer-facing-leftist-author-costa-rican-presidential-race
Publication date: Wednesday 07 February 2018

Fiction writer and former prog-rock vocalist, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, will compete with Christian singer Fabricio Alvarado Munoz for the post of President of Costa Rica. Quesada once held the Labor Minister post. The April 1 elections hold multiple ...

News Costa Rica » Religion: Evangelical, ruling party candidate lead in Costa Rica vote

News channel or source: http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/us_world/same-sex-marriage-a-key-issue-as-costa-ricans-go/article_62d2c973-07e2-5bd4-9db6-51abb9d0bdc8.html
Publication date: Saturday 03 February 2018

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — An evangelical candidate who soared in the polls after coming out strongly against same-sex marriage and a governing party loyalist who favors it led returns in Sunday's presidential election in Costa Rica and were poised to ...

News Costa Rica » Religion: The Latest: No. 3 candidate concedes in Costa Rica election

News channel or source: http://www.thehour.com/news/world/article/The-Latest-Evangelical-leads-Costa-Rica-12550926.php
Publication date: Sunday 04 February 2018

Opposition candidate Antonio Alvarez has conceded defeat in Costa Rica's presidential election and is congratulating two rivals who are poised to face each other in a runoff. Alvarez is the candidate of the National Liberation Party. He said Sunday night ...

News Costa Rica » Religion: Evangelical, ruling party candidate lead in Costa Rica vote

News channel or source: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2018/02/05/evangelical-ruling-party-candidate-lead-in-costa-rica-vote.html
Publication date: Sunday 04 February 2018

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica – Two candidates with the same last name and opposing stances on gay marriage, an issue that came to dominate Costa Rica's presidential campaign, led election returns and appear headed to a runoff to decide who will be the Central ...