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First Female President Elected in Costa Rica!

   Laura Chinchilla, born on March 28, 1950, in San Jose, is the first ever elected female president of Costa Rica!  However, she is the sixth female president to be elected in the Latin America countries. (The United States is next...teehee:)  She graduated from the University of Costa Rica and got a master's degree in public policy from Georgetown University.
   Before becoming president, she was Oscar Arias' vice president in his term 2006-2010, but she resigned the position in 2008 to get ready for her political campaign to run in the election to be president in 2010.  She won the election with 47% of the vote and was sworn in on May 8, 2010.
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