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Costa Rican Ruling Party Presidential Contender Vows to Cut Deficit

Costa Rica’s ruling party presidential candidate says he will slash the country's growing fiscal deficit by half if he wins Sunday’s run-off election, a contest in which economic concerns have taken a back seat to a debate over gay marriage. Center-left hopeful Carlos Alvarado Quesada of the ruling Citizens’ Action Party, 38, trails in some polls behind conservative evangelical Fabricio Alvarado Munoz, while others show the pair running neck-and-neck. Alvarado Quesada, who unlike...

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