“There’s a set of rights that cover all of the people around the world and it’s a worldview and a global ethic,” he said. Read 11 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Carlos Alvarado Quesada will be inaugurated this May as Costa Rica’s 48th president. Carlos Alvarado Quesada | Costa Rica | Presidente de la República Costa Rica | 352 contactos | Ver el perfil completo de Carlos en LinkedIn y conectar During a TIME100 Talks session with correspondent Justin Worland, Costa Rica President Carlos Alvarado Quesada discussed the journey that led to this moment of change. Since 40% of the country's greenhouse gas emissions come from transportation, he is focusing his efforts on that sector by building an electric rail-based public transit system for the capital, San José. CIDOB Barcelona Centre for International Affairs. In the wide-ranging interview, Quesada also addressed his country’s response to COVID-19, which has resulted in a low mortality rate. , He served as an advisor to the Citizen Action Party's group in the Legislative Assembly of Costa Rica in the 2006-2010 period. Sign up for access to more virtual events, including live conversations with influential newsmakers. Alvarado, who was 38 years old at the time of his presidential inauguration, became the youngest serving Costa Rican President since Alfredo González Flores in 1914, then aged 36. No previous government had negotiated collective bargaining to the downside. Thus, the former Minister of Labour and Social Security became th… Want more? It’s a message of equality and of respect. “So in terms of egalitarian marriage, it’s a way to protect the community of LGBTQ people, but it’s also a way to reinforce not only one specific right, but the strength of the whole set of rights. Sitio oficial de Carlos Alvarado Quesada, aspirante a la Presidencia de Costa Rica por el Partido Acción Ciudadana, Costa Rica. Carlos Alvarado Quesada ha ganado la segunda vuelta electoral de este domingo derrotando al candidato conservador Fabricio Alvarado con más de 60,74 por ciento de los votos. The thirty-eight-year-old ruling party candidate—a former labor minister, musician, journalist, and novelist—won 60 percent of the vote. Presidente de la República de Costa Rica, 2018–2022 Escritor, periodista y politólogo. Legalizing gay marriage was a major campaign promise by President Carlos Alvarado Quesada, who took office in May. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin Defends Limits on Paycheck Protection Program Disclosures, Billionaire Robert F. Smith Launches New Initiative to Ease Student Debt at Historically Black Colleges, President Trump's North Korea Summits Gave Kim Jong Un 'de Facto Nuclear State Status,' Ban Ki-moon Says, Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know now on politics, health and more, © 2020 TIME USA, LLC. President Carlos Alvarado Quesada of Costa Rica is no exception. Birthday: January 14, 1980 4. “I congratulate Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President Elect and Vice President Elect of the United States. Primera Dama de Costa Rica al ser esposa del presidente Carlos Alvarado Quesada con quien tiene un hijo llamado Gabriel.. Biografía. When asked if he’s had conversations with other leaders whose countries haven’t yet legalized same-sex marriage, Quesada doubled down on his convictions. A member of the center-left Citizens' Action Party (PAC), Alvarado was previously Minister of Labor and Social Security during the Presidency of Luis Guillermo Solís. Who Should Be TIME’s Person of the Year for 2020? Carlos Quesada | Costa Rica | Asesor en comunicación, relaciones públicas y periodismo en Servicios profesionales | 500+ contactos | Ver la página de inicio, el perfil, la actividad y los artículos de Carlos  Alvarado Muñoz campaigned against same-sex marriage, while Alvarado Quesada argued to respect the court's ruling. SAN JOSÉ — Costa Rica optó por la continuidad en la segunda vuelta. “It’s a great catalyst to think about building a new world.”. Presidente de la República de Costa Rica, 2018–2022 Escritor, periodista y politólogo. President Alvarado is the son of Alejandro Alvarado Induni and Adelia Quesada Alvarado. Profession: Politician 9. This article is part of #TIME100Talks: Finding Hope, a special series featuring leaders across different fields encouraging action toward a better world. Birthplace: San Jose, Costa Rica 6. In this portfolio it was noted for reducing the benefits of state collective agreements of the Bank of Costa Rica, JAPDEVA and RECOPE in successful negotiations with the unions. Carlos Alvarado competed against the evangelical candidate Fabricio Alvarado in an April 1 election run-off. It also managed to renegotiate the wage formula of the private sector in a unanimous agreement among workers, employers and the government, as well as a tripartite agreement among the same sectors to reduce informality, according to International Labour Organization (ILO) recommendation 204. He was later awarded a scholarship to the UK where he earned a Master’s degree in Development Studies. 57,824 talking about this. Es el 48.° presidente de la República de Costa Rica desde el 8 de mayo de 2018 por el Partido Acción Ciudadana . , Current heads of state in Central American countries.  Same-sex marriage was a major issue in the campaign, after a ruling by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights required Costa Rica to recognize such unions.  At this event, he described decarbonization as "the great challenge of our generation," and declared that "Costa Rica must be among the first countries to achieve it, if not the first. Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈkaɾlos albaˈɾaðo keˈsaða] ; born 14 January 1980) is a Costa Rican politician, writer, journalist and political scientist, who is currently serving as the 48th President of Costa Rica. On April 1, 2018 Alvarado won the presidential election (second round) with 61%, defeating Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz. The current president of Costa Rica is Carlos Alvarado Quesada. Nati… “We choose to lead by example,” he said. Carlos Alvarado, candidato del gobernante Partido Acción Ciudadana (PAC, centro-izquierda), fue el inesperado vencedor en las votaciones presidenciales a doble vuelta de febrero y abril de 2018 en Costa Rica. After the resignation as minister of Víctor Morales Mora, Alvarado was appointed minister of Labor.. He was also a Chevening Scholar from 2008 to 2009, earning a master's degree in development studies from the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex in Falmer, England. Nicknames: Carlos 3. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of our. Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada (Pavas, San José, 14 de enero de 1980)  es un escritor, periodista, politólogo y político costarricense. — Carlos Alvarado Quesada (@CarlosAlvQ) October 31, 2020. He was previously the Minister of Labor and Social Security, from 29 March, 2016 to 19, January 2017. Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada, né le 14 janvier 1980 à San José, est un écrivain, journaliste, politologue et homme d'État costaricien.. Ancien ministre du Travail et de la Sécurité sociale, il est diplômé en communication, titulaire d'un master en sciences politiques de l'université du Costa Rica et d'un master en développement de l'université du Sussex. Alvarado Quesada won in a landslide, defying polls that predicted a close election. Full Name: Carlos Alvarado Quesada 2. Like his opponent, he has also been a singer, in a rock band.  During the Solís Rivera administration, served as Minister of Human Development and Social Inclusion and Executive President of the Joint Social Welfare Institute, institution charged with combating poverty and giving state aid to the population of scarce resources.  He was sworn into office on May 8, 2018.  That same year he obtained the Young Creation Award of Editorial Costa Rica with the novel La historia de Cornelius Brown. A member of the center-left Citizens' Action Party (PAC), Alvarado was previously Minister of Labor and Social Security during the Presidency of Luis Guillermo Solís.. Carlos Alvarado Quesada, on the contrary, was mostly supported by Catholics with 52% of his voters belonging to that denomination, followed by 29% non-religious and 13% Protestants.  Department Manager of Dish Care & Air Care (Procter & Gamble Latin America). All Rights Reserved. He has served as President of Costa Rica, since 8 May, 2018. Current Residence: Costa Rica 7. Ruiz, Gerardo (2016, marzo) "Carlos Alvarado, actual presidente del IMAS, es el nuevo ministro de Trabajo". Centre-left candidate Carlos Alvarado Quesada has been elected as President of Costa Rica, heavily defeating an anti-gay pastor who based his campaign on opposing same-sex marriage. 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Education: University of Costa Rica, University of Sussex 8. Las Posesiones book. As President, Carlos Alvarado Quesasda has focused his efforts on decarbonizing Costa Rica's economy. He studied Journalism and Political Science at the University of Costa Rica. He is a member of the center-left Citizen’s Action Party and won the presidential election with the support of 61% of the voters. Director of Communication for the presidential campaign of Luis Guillermo Solís, professor in the School of Sciences of Collective Communication of the University of Costa Rica and in the School of Journalism Of the Universidad Latina de Costa Rica. Claudia Vanessa Dobles Camargo (San Carlos, 19 de septiembre de 1980) es una arquitecta y planeadora urbana costarricense. Carlos Alvarado Quesada is a Costa Rican politician, writer, journalist and political scientist, who is currently serving as the 48th President of Costa Rica. He was a consultant to the Institute of Development Studies of the United Kingdom in financing SMEs.  On 24 February 2019, he launched a plan to fully decarbonize the country's economy, in a ceremony alongside Christiana Figueres, the Costa Rican former UNFCCC head.  In 2012 he published the historical novel Las Posesiones that portrays the dark historical period in Costa Rica during which the government confiscated the properties of Germans and Italians during World War II. Political Party: Citizens’ Action Party 10. La Nacion. He has set a goal for the country to achieve zero net emissions by the year 2050, and is implementing measures to achieve this. Alvarado has a bachelor's degree in communications and a master's degree in political science from the University of Costa Rica. Vote Now, You can unsubscribe at any time. Carlos Alvarado Quesada is a Costa Rican writer, journalist, political scientist, and politician. Carlos Alvarado Quesada’s election as president of Costa Rica on April 1, which defied every recent opinion poll, marks the rejection by Costa Ricans of fundamentalist populism. Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quesada (San José, 14 gennaio 1980) è uno scrittore e politico costaricano, Presidente della Repubblica di Costa Rica dall'8 maggio 2018, … Alvarado was sworn in on 8 May 2018 and replaced Luis Guillermo Solís. This May, Costa Rica became the first country in Central America to legalize same-sex marriage. 35,783 talking about this. March 14, 2019 Carlos Alvarado Quesada, president of Costa Rica, visited Stanford to present his plan for national decarbonization. Alvarado guaranteed that the Ministry of Labor will have the budget and the new places for the entry into force of the Labor Procedure Reform in July 2017. Carlos Alvarado Quesada was born in 1980 in San José, Costa Rica. An Opol poll this week has Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz on 36.5 percent, while his rival Carlos Alvarado Quesada is on 27.7 percent of the vote. , In 2006, Quesada published the anthology of stories Transcripciones Infieles with Perro Azul. Quesada, who appeared on the TIME 100 Next list last fall, also talked about his commitment to fighting climate change, and how that intersects with the global pandemic. El Presidente de la República, Carlos Alvarado Quesada, y la Primera Dama, Claudia Dobles Camargo se hicieron la prueba PCR este viernes, la cual dio un resultado negativo. The law project, which had been approved earlier this month in two debates by the Legislative Assembly, was criticized by scientists, environmentalists and small-scale fishermen, among others, who feared the destruction of marine life.