San José, San José , Costa Rica
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Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro Free Trade - Pro-Life - Catholic -
|Info||Laura Chinchilla Miranda was born in Carmen Central, San José in 1959. She graduated from the University of Costa Rica and received her master’s degree 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. She went on to serve in the José María Figueres administration as vice-minister for public security (1994–1996) and minister of public security (1996–1998). From 2002 to 2006, she served in the National Assembly as a deputy for the province of San José.
Chinchilla was one of two vice-presidents in the second Arias administration (2006–2010). She resigned the vice-presidency in 2008 in order to prepare her run for the presidency in 2010.
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