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Epsy Campbell congratulates Kamala Harris and notes that “she” was the first black woman vice president

QCOSTARICA - On Saturday Costa Rica's vice-president Epsy Campbell sent a congratulatory message to vice-president-elect Kamala Harris and took the opportunity to point out that she, Harris, is not the first black woman to hold that position. Although Campbell, in her tweet, says that Harris...

Costa Rica congratulates president-elect of the United States

QCOSTARICA - Costa Rica president Carlos Alvarado, congratulated president-elect Joe Biden and vice-president-elect Kamala Harris in a message published on social networks shortly after the Biden-Harris victory was called on Saturday “I congratulate @JoeBiden and @KamalaHarris in their capacity as President-Elect and Vice President-Elect of...

For black and indigenous people in Central America, Black Lives Matter

(Global Voices) Indigenous and black Central Americans expressed solidarity online for the killing of George Floyd, a black man who was killed by four police officers in Minnesota, United States. In Central America, Afro-descendants and indigenous communities are raising awareness for their own suffering due to...

Legislators Question President Alvarado: What do your two vice presidents do?

President Carlos Alvarado has been left standing alone by his two vice presidents, Epsy Campbell and Marvin Rodríguez, who once promised to accompany him and support him in the difficult task of assuming the issues facing the nation. That promise that Campbell and Rodriguez publicly...

Epsy Campell Visits Jamaica To Strenghten Relations

Epsy Campbell, Costa Rica First Vice-President, who last week made her first official trip to Jamaica, has committed to working with the Jamaican government to deepen relations between the two countries. In a one-on-one interview with The Gleaner, in New Kingston last week Monday, Campell...

Epsy Says Goodbye To The Cancilleria

After weeks of resistance Epsy Campbell says goodbye to the Ministry of Foreign Relations, regisning her post as Chancellor due to controversies mainly surrouding appointments. She does stay on as Costa Rica's first vice president. See Epsy Campbell Is Out. Resigns As Chancellor And...

Epsy Campbell Is Out. Resigns As Chancellor And Sows Doubts Over Controversial Appointments

Vice President Epsy Campbell resigned on Tuesday as Chancellor, sowing doubts about the controversial appointments that led her to make the decision. Campbell appeared before the Legislative Assembly, at 3:26 pm on Tuesday, to announce her departure as Foreign Minister and that she will continue...

But, I’ve Been Good!

Foreign minister and vice-president of Costa Rica, Epsy Campbell, is at the center of the controversy involving appointments under her charge. She told the media she did everything in good faith and by the book.

Costa Rica ratifies commitment to the peaceful development of atomic energy

Costa Rica's Vice-President and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Epsy Campbell Barr, reiterated on Wednesday the country's commitment to the peaceful development of atomic energy, during the Ministerial Conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) taking place in Vienna, which Costa Rica co-chairs together...

Epsy Campbell alleges “racist” and “machismo” campaign against her

Under fire for her controversial appointments in her post at the Foreign Ministry, Vice-president Epsy Campbell alleges she is being subjected to "the cruelest and dimensionless racist and machismo.' violence that has been unleashed on a person who assumes a position of power! I...

Nepotsim In The Chancery

Costa Rica's first Vice-President and Foreign Minister, Epsy Campbell, is under scrutiny for allegedly illegal appointments in the Foreign Ministry. An investigation against Campbell was opened "ex officio", after several cases were reported by the press. The trial against Campbell was opened ex officio, after several...

Chancellor demands to appoint friend as ambassador despite not meeting requirements

Vice-president and Foreign Minister, Epsy Campbell, is being criticized for demanding the appointment of her longtime friend, Jeanneth Cooper Cooper, to an ambassadorship, despite not meeting the requirements. Cooper, besides being a friend, she is also an employee of the Foreign Ministry that is...

Vice president’s daughter lashed out against president Alvarado

Tanisha Swaby, daughter of the Vice President, Epsy Campbell had no qualms and attacked President Carlos Alvarado in one of his constant publications on his official Twitter account. Swaby said in a recent publication on August 11 that the president "plays the part" like to...

President Carlos Takes A Break Politics

President Carlos Alvarado has left the politics of the country in the hands of his vice-presidents while he takes a few days off work, to spend time with his son, Gabriel who is five, in the last days of mid-year school vacations. Casa Presidential announced...

Alvarado’s Government Issues First Pronouncement On Nicaragua Crisis

The government of President Carlos Alvarado issued its first statement on Sunda on the difficult situation the people of Nicaragua are living. Through a press release from the Foreign Ministry, headed by Epsy Campbell, the Government supports the dialogue as a mechanism to reach a...

Carlos Alvarado: ‘I Swear To Be The Best Version Of Myself To Take The Reins of the Country’

Carlos Alvarado, Costa Rica's new president, in his first presidential speech following the swearing-in ceremony Tuesday morning, vowed to turn Costa Rica into a global example of how to abolish fossil fuels. "We have before us the titanic and beautiful task of abolishing the use...

Trailblazers ‘Pay A Price’ Says Costa Rica’s First Black Woman VP

(REUTERS) - Epsy Campbell has ambitious plans to cut the gender pay gap and tackle violence against women in Costa Rica but - as its first black female vice president - she does not expect an easy ride. When Campbell takes office on May 8...

Carlos Alvarado Officially Elected President, TSE

This morning, the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) - Elections Tribunal - officially declared Carlos Andrés Alvarado Quessa elected president, for the constitutional period (of 4 years) that begins on May 8, 2018. Epsy Alejandra Campbell Barr was officially elected as First Vice President...

Epsy Campbell, The First Afrodescendant Vice President Of Costa Rica

The election of Carlos Alvarado to the presidency of Costa Rica will also mark another milestone in the country's political history: Epsy Alejandra Campbell Barr, one of the founders of the Part ido Accion Cuidadana (PAC), will be the first person of African descent...

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