n Costa Rica the movement is called the indignados, probably best translated as the outraged ones.
They gathered Saturday in the Plaza de la Cultura, each with their own personal gripes.
There was dancing in a circle holding hands. There were the obligatory calls to action via a bull horn. And there were the quickly made signs, as well as some dusted off from the opposition to the free trade treaty with the United States.
One man carried a sign saying he was against the elite, the U.S. dollar, masonic orders and Nazis, the latter probably not being of the World War II variety.
Elsewhere in the world the occupiers are spending their days and nights in public areas. In Italy they caused an estimated $1.4 million in damages Saturday. But in Costa Rica,
organizers are considering to gather just once a week at the plaza.
The media came in for some criticism. The daily Spanish newspaper was rechristened La Nazion by one protester. He also was against CIAcismo, a reference to the U.S. spy agency, also homophobia, sacred cows, individualism, capitalists and sadness. One sign bearer opposed vaccination.
Capitalism was not dead. One woman held a sign offering to sell a finca with good climate.
Former leftist lawmaker José Merino del Río spoke, and someone posted his words to the Web. He estimated the crowd at from 400 to 500. Others said about 200. Most were young with a sprinkling of older activists.
He noted the movement is anti-capitalist and said that the goal was to construct a Costa Rica, humane, for the common good, and a society where everyone fits, including nature.