Thursday, February 04, 2010

Costa Rica Presidential Election: Laura Chinchilla

As we have discussed in class, Latin America has had an impressive number of female heads of state, and it is expected that the results of Costa Rica's presidential election on Sunday will increase this number by one more.

Laura Chinchilla, having served as VP for current president Oscar Arias, will possibly be the first female elected president in Costa Rica. She is socially conservative - specifically in regards to abortion and gay marriage - and won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for her work to end civil wars in Central American countries.

Read more about her here.

1 comment:

Oasis of the Toucans said...

Hey numbnuts.
Chinchilla didn't win the Nobel. Oscar Arias did.