The mayor of Tibás, Carlos Luis Cascante Duarte, passed away on May 16 at the age of 57.

The death of the local ruler is recorded in the Civil Consultation System of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) and was also reported through social networks by the deputy and pre-candidate Roberto Thompson Chacón, as well as by the mayor of Cartago, Mario Redondo Poveda.

AmeliaRueda.com tried to confirm the death with Deputy Mayor David Meléndez Sánchez, as well as with the president of the National Liberation Party (PLN), Kattia Rivera Soto, but none of these, nor their press offices, responded to the calls and messages made.

Cascante Duarte, who was hospitalized for complications associated with the new coronavirus, was born on February 11, 1964, was married and had three children.

“Here there is good treatment from the doctors. I lack a bit of air, they have me with oxygenation. It seems that they are already stabilizing the oxygenation. My sugar is very high. But yes, what gives me is that when I try to sleep, it gives me a lot snoring with your mouth, “said the mayor since his internment last week in a circulated video.

He had a degree in Business Administration from the Inter-American University and a master’s degree in Information Technology from the National University (UNA).

Before reaching the maximum office of the Municipality of Tibás in 2016, he stood out as Vice Minister of Science and Technology between 2007 and 2010. He also integrated several boards of directors and councils related to that sector.

This is the second death suffered by the leadership of the Tibaseño city council, since on February 8, 2020, the then deputy mayor and deputy mayor elect (she would renew her appointment on May 1 of that year), Ana Cristina Sancho Méndez, died.

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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