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President of Costa Rica

Laura ChinchillaLaura Chinchilla

Date of Birth: 28 March 1959
Birth Place: Carmen Central, Costa Rica
Political Party: National Liberation Party
Arrival in Power: 8 May 2010
Religion: Roman Catholic
Profession: NA


Laura Chinchilla was born in Carmen Central, Costa Rica, in 1959. She is the current President of Costa Rica and the first woman to hold this post. Her education includes a degree from the University of Costa Rica and a master's from Georgetown University. Before becoming president she held several high level posts for the Costa Rican government, including minister of public security. She was elected president following the 2010 elections.

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Updated on: December 14, 2011