Laura Chinchilla

Costa Rica  |  Co-Chair

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 and is co-chair of the Board of Directors. 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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Unfulfilled Promises: Latin America Today

The volume takes a broad view of recent social, political, and economic developments in Latin America. It contains six essays, focused on salient and cross-cutting themes, that try to construct a thread or narrative about the highly diverse region, highlighting its main idiosyncrasies and analyzing where it might be headed in coming years.


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