Laura Chinchilla

Costa Rica  |  Former President of Costa Rica

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Laura Chinchilla was president of Costa Rica from 2010 to 2014. She previously served as vice president and minister of justice under Dialogue member Óscar Arias and as a member of the National Assembly from 2002 to 2006. Chinchilla has been a member of the Inter-American Dialogue since 2014. Chinchilla graduated from the University of Costa Rica and received her master’s in public policy from Georgetown University. Prior to entering politics, Chinchilla worked as an NGO consultant in Latin America and Africa, specializing in judicial reform and public security issues.


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How Much Is Fake News Influencing Latin Elections?

How much impact did the spread of misinformation have on Brazil’s election? How did this play out in other presidential races in the region this year, such as in Colombia and Costa Rica? What effects does false propaganda on social
media have on Latin American democracies, and what should be done, if anything, to control it?