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A Look AtCosta Rica’s Afro-Latina VP-Elect

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The women of Latin Americaaren’t just flocking to sites like https://latin-brides.net to fight the battle for love, they’re also embroiled in a battle for their rights, with women’s rights activists working across the region for better rights for women, which is why the Latin America elections are being watched with greater scrutiny by women than usual.

Which is whyCosta Rica’s election results is notable, not only for the any woman eligible for https://latin-brides.net, but also for people of multi-ethnic descent. Costa Rica’s election results are in, and it’s not the top of the ticket that people are paying attention to, as President-elect Carlos Alvarado is noted, but not as much as his running mate: Afro-Latina Epsy Campbell Barr.

Campbell, aged 54, is a familiar face for Costa Rica’s politics. An activist, economist and legislator, and Citizen Action Party (PAC) member and representative in the Legislative Assembly for 2002-2006 and 2014-2018. Campbell also spent some time at the top of the PAC hierarchy, acting as lead legislator for 2003 and 2004, and Party President from 2005-2009.

She already ran for vice presidency back in 2006, as PAC founder OttónSolís’s running mate, but failed to win, with Solís losing to the National Liberation Party’s (PLN) Oscar Arias, in a very close electoral race. Campbell had tried to run for President, but was never chosen by the PAC.

In terms of qualification, she holds an undergraduate degree, plus a Master’s in International Cooperation for Development and another Master’s in Advanced Political Management and Decision-Making Techniques. She’s a popular author and public speaker.

Her election follows several women and multi-ethnic leaders in Costa Rica coming into power, which started with Thelma Curling as the country’s first Afro-Costa Rican legislator from 1982-1986, and was then followed by Laura Chincilla being the country’s first female president from 2010-2014.

She even sent a message for the Costa Rican Afro-Caribbean community on Election Day, saying that the Afro-descendent population of the country, to go out and vote, to vote in Costa Rica where they’re a part of, same as her.

For her platform, she called for developments for all sectors that have been excluded in Costa Rica’s history, and that she and the country needs a president with a clear vision for Costa Rica’s future.

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