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Costa Rica Candidate Quits Election Bid, Paves Way for Leftist

Costa Rica's ruling party candidate Johnny Araya on Wednesday abandoned his presidential campaign a month before a run-off, in a move that appears to guarantee victory for leftist former diplomat Luis Guillermo Solis. Araya, of the ruling centrist National Liberation Party, said he would no longer campaign, though under the constitution his name will remain on the ballot. He said he had taken the decision after polls showed him way behind Solis. A favorite to win before the first...

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