02.Antonio Álvarez Desanti

Antonio Álvarez Desanti (San José, July 6, 1958) is a Costa Rican politician, lawyer and businessman, who has served twice as president of Congress and is the current National Liberation presidential candidate for the 2018 national elections.

Antonio Álvarez Desanti was born in San José, on July 6, 1958, of the marriage formed by the doctor Isaías Álvarez Alfaro and Dora Desanti Arce. He began his primary studies at the Calasanz College.

He studied Law at the University of Costa Rica. In 1981 he obtained a degree in Law and in the early 1990s he completed a Master’s Degree in International Tax Law at Harvard University.

In 1978 he founded a small financial company and in 1980 a company dedicated to the sowing of peanuts and the process of packing and distribution of roasted product. This activity was later expanded to other related products, such as cashew seed. In 1981 he also dedicated himself to the production, sale and distribution of shoes in the national market.

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