Carlos Alvarado Quesada
Place of Birth: San José, Costa Rica
Date of Birth: 14 January, 1980
Ethnicity: Costa Rican [Spanish (Andalusian, Aragonese, Castilian, Extremaduran, Leonese), Basque, distant Indigenous (Boruca)], 1/8 Swiss-Italian, distant Portuguese
Carlos Alvarado Quesada is a Costa Rican writer, journalist, political scientist, and politician. He has served as President of Costa Rica, since 8 May, 2018. He was previously the Minister of Labor and Social Security, from 29 March, 2016 to 19, January 2017.
President Alvarado is the son of Alejandro Alvarado Induni and Adelia Quesada Alvarado.
President Alvarado is married to architect Claudia Dobles Camargo, with whom he has a son.
President Alvarado’s paternal grandfather was Manuel Francisco de Jesús Alvarado Salazar (the son of Juan Bautista Alvarado Mora and María Josefa Celia de Jesús Salazar González). Juan was the son of Valerio Alvarado and Gertrudis Saturnina Mora. Josefa was the daughter of José Víctor Salazar Chaves and María Toribia González Valverde.
President Alvarado’s paternal grandmother was María Berta del Carmen Induni Arquín (the daughter of Agostino Carlo Induni, or Agustín Carlos Induni Ferrari in Spanish, and of María Rosa de la Trinidad Arquín Céspedes). Agostino was a Swiss-Italian emigrant, from Magliaso, Ticino, and was the son of Filippo Induni and Maddalena Ferrari. Rosa was the daughter of Juan de Jesús Arquín Quesada and Adela Céspedes Sánchez.
President Alvarado’s maternal grandfather was Manuel de Jesús Quesada Castro (the son of Serviliano Joaquín Jorge de Jesús Quesada y Marín and Juana Benita Castro Mora). Serviliano was the son of George (later Jorge) de Jesús Quesada Solano and Ramona Marín Muñoz. Juana was the daughter of Manuel de los Dolores Castro Umaña and Mónica de los Santos Mora Venegas.
President Alvarado’s maternal grandmother was Noemi Dominga del Rosario Alvarado Romero (the daughter of Noé Rafael María de Jesús Alvarado Morales and Adelia Urbana de los Ángeles Romero Mora). Noemi was born in San José, Costa Rica. Noé was the son of Juan Alvarado Jiménez and Sinforosa de la Concepción Morales. Adelia was the daughter of Juan de Jesús Romero Badilla and María Joaquina Ángela del Rosario Mora y Venegas, who was the younger sister of Mónica de los Santos Mora Venegas.
President Alvarado’s matrilineal ancestry can be traced back to his fifth great-grandmother, Magdalena Rodríguez (c. 1780 – 1 June 1840, San José).
Sources: Biography of Carlos Alvarado Quesada – https://medium.com
Genealogy of President Alvarado’s paternal grandfather, Manuel Francisco de Jesús Alvarado Salazar – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of President Alvarado’s paternal grandmother, María Berta del Carmen Induni Arquín – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of President Alvarado’s maternal grandfather, Manuel de Jesús Quesada Castro – https://www.familysearch.org
Genealogy of President Alvarado’s maternal grandmother, Noemi Dominga del Rosario Alvarado Romero – https://www.familysearch.org