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Costa Rica expected to elect first woman president

Posted in News and Articles, Political Risk by politicalrisklatam on February 4, 2010

by Marianela Jimenez and Alexandra Olson, for The Washington Post, February 4, 2010.

Laura Chinchilla‘s election would mark another political triumph in the storied career of outgoing President Arias, who has been regularly called on to put out Central America’s political fires.

Chinchilla was Arias’ vice president before launching her campaign. If victorious, she has pledged to continue Aria’s moderate free-market policies in what is considered the most politically stable country in the region.

Costa Rica “got on the right path four years ago and now is the moment to stay the course,” Chinchilla said during a recent debate. “It’s not the moment for some change that will take us down a road we don’t know.”…(continue reading)

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