Saturday, February 04, 2006

Election In Costa Rica

Is Latin America trending socialist? An election to watch:

Costa Rica goes to the polls tomorrow, and by all accounts the dreadful Ottón Solis is narrowing the gap with frontrunner Oscar Arias. Solis is an anti-globalisation Lefty who wants to prevent Costa Rica from signing up to CAFTA. His biggest fear is that CAFTA membership will result in the breakup and privatisation of the large State-run monopolies such as telecomms and energy, gutting the power of the over-powerful unions. That's of course why I want the strongly pro-CAFTA Arias to win.

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