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Scandals, inequality loom large as Costa Rica votes for new leader

By Reuters | Sun, 2 Feb 2014 18:45 PM
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By Alexandra Alper and Zach Dyer

SAN JOSE, Feb 2 (Reuters) - As voters streamed to the polls on Sunday, Costa Rica's centrist ruling party front-runner hoped to fend off a leftist surge fueled by resentment over corruption scandals and rising inequality.

Centrist former San Jose Mayor Johnny Araya led polls on promises to reduce poverty, while distancing himself from President Laura Chinchilla's ...

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