Mae of the Week: March 10

This issue’s mae is Chunche. Chunche is an O.G. from Higuerones, Alajuela, but is living it up now in the Heredian Hills. You can usually find him running with his crew, sniffing butts and murking squirrels, but Chunche says his favorite activity is trolling for perras. When asked if he’d ever go back to the street life Chunche said “Nah, hell no!…

Mae of the Week: March 2

This week’s mae is Luís Vílchez Díaz. Luís hails from Heredia, where he makes a living hawking Movistar SIM cards and bilking gringos out of money in confidence scams. Díaz’s real passion is music. He spends most of his free time with his band, Carne Molida, recording reggaetón songs in his sister’s garage. His favorite newspaper is La…

Mae of the Week: February 22

Our MOTW is Chepe taxista, José Dorián Alpizar, or Hodor to his friends. He likes leisurely, meandering drives through the city, and haranguing foreigners about Donald Trump. In addition to his skills as a toretto, José considers himself an amateur electrician when it comes to fixing la María. In his free time, he enjoys public urination and attending Uber protests. José…

Mae of the Week: January 22

Our M.O.T.W. is Andrés Carvajal Durán. Hailing from nearby Naranjo, he has been attending the Festival de Palmares since his father abandoned him there in 1988. Carvajal describes himself as “el Rey de la Fiesta”. His pastimes include inappropriate hugging, public urination, chugging and puking chileguaro, contending that Imperial is the greatest beer in the world, and flirting with gringas…

Mae of the Week: February 24

This issue’s M.O.T.W. is Chepe’s favorite son Lucas “la lechuga” Ugalde. Lucas is an outdoorsy type who doesn’t mind getting his hands dirty. His hobbies include public urination, collecting shreds of cardboard boxes, and sprawling out, unconscious, in the middle of the sidewalk. At the moment, Ugalde is between jobs and homes. He’s currently staying at…

Mae of the Week: February 3

This week’s M.O.T.W. is former Costa Rican presidential candidate José María Villalta. The Broad Front Party leader is 36 years old, lives in a group home in La Uruca, and notes his favorite book as George Orwell’s 1984. Not taking the election loss well, Villalta has been on a week long binger. Family members stated…

Mae of the Week: January 30

This week’s M.O.T.W. is a familiar face: Costa Rica President Laura Chinchilla. Chinchilla is 54 and lives in Rohrmoser with Óscar Arias’s parents. After four exhausting years of covering shit up, she is looking forward to watching someone else “give it a go.” In her spare time she enjoys borrowing money and unquestionably accepting invitations to…

Mae of the Week: December 9

This week’s M.O.T.W is Esteban Bonilla. He is 26 years old and lives with his grandmother in Quepos. Esteban drives a pirate taxi with an extra loud muffler. Although his license plate holder doesn’t light up, he is hoping that will change in 2014. When not driving in the middle of the road he enjoys…

Mae of the Week: December 2

This week’s M.O.T.W. is Wilbur Hernandez. He is 24 years old, lives in Belén with his mother, and loves Fast and the Furious. Wilbur works as a selfie model. He says he’s really found his creative range since purchasing his first used smartphone at San José’s Central Market in 2011. His favorite food is rice…