The long time mayor of San Jose, Johnny Araya, wants to repopulate the capital city. “The city is a vibrant and cultural icon,” Johnny Araya. Esteban Monge/La Republica
(QCOSTARICA) From the mayor’s chair in San Jose, Johnny Araya wants to convert the capital city into a place to live comfortable and efficiently, as well as attract trade, and global tourism.
Repopulating the capital with about 10,000 “new neighbours” is among the goals of the Araya who has been, save for a short run at the presidential chair, mayor of San Jose since the office was created in 1998; before that, from 1991 to 1998, he was the “executive” of the Municipalidad de San Jose, elected councilor for the first time in 1982.
In an interview with La Republica,

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