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First Woman To Vote in Costa Rica Dies At Age 95

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Bernarda Vásquez Méndez, the first woman to cast a vote in Costa Rica, died at the of 95 on Wednesday. Radio Santa Clara, the official voice of the Diocese of Ciudad Quesada, broke the notice on Tuesday on the poor health of Vásquez, who was also a community leader of La Tira, San Carlos, in the province of Alajuela.

070313votodirectoMargarita Vásquez, Bernarda’s niece said her aunt underwent a delicate surgery due to internal bleeding after suffering a fall on Monday. Due to her delicate condition, Bernarda was transferred from the San Carlos hospital to the México in San José, where she died at 4:00 pm Wednesday.

Bernarda Vásquez Méndez cast her vote on Sunday July 30, 1950 to decide if La Tigra would belong to San Carlos or San Ramón, both in the provice of Alajuela.

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A year earlier, on June 20, 1949, Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly gave women in the country the right vote.

Bernard had strong democratic convictions. On January 14, 2006, days before the election of Oscar Arias for a second term as president, Bernard told La Nacion, “The worst thing a Costa Rican can do is not to voice, because thanks to our political system we have always had peace and tranquility”.

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