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presidente-costa-rica-viaja-cuba-visita-oficialQCOSTARICA – A total of 31 people will accompany President Luis Guillermo Solis’ visit to Cuba between December 13 and 15.

The Minister of Foreign Relations, Manuel González, considers the trip to Cuba is “a very different visit of all previous” because he said there has not been an official tour of island on the part of a Costa Rican president since the administration of Rafael Angel Calderon Guardia (1940-1944).

 The visit is not only diplomatic, but aims to plant the seed in areas of health, sports, business, technology and tourism, education,” said Gonzalez.

 

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This is the complete list of public officials who travel to Cuba:

  1. Luis Guillermo Solís, President
  2. Mercedes Peñas, First Lady
  3. Manuel González, Minister of Foreign Relations
  4. Fernando Llorca, Minister of Health
  5. Marcelo Jenkins, Minister of Science and Technology
  6. Mauricio Ventura, Minister of Tourism
  7. Carolina Mauri, Minister of Sports
  8. Marta Arauz, PLN legislator
  9. Nidia Jiménez, PAC legislator
  10. Jorge Arguedas, Frente Amplio legisalator
  11. José Alberto Alfaro, Movimiento Libertario legislator
  12. Abelino Esquivel, Renovación Costarricense legislator
  13. Eduardo Trejos, Deputy Minister Of Foreign Relations
  14. Rodrigo Carreras, Costa Rica’s ambassador to Cuba
  15. Amarilli Villegas, Head of protocol at Casa Presidencial
  16. Armando Vargas, ambassador to special missions
  17. Alexis Coto, head of Cuba management
  18. Alberto Salom, Rector of the UNA (National University)
  19. Marcelo Prieto, Rector of the Universidad Técnica Nacional
  20. Carlos Araya, Deputy Rector of the UCR (Universidad de Costa Rica)
  21. Mariano Figueres, director of the DIS (intelligene service)
  22. Alba Quesada, director of Icoder (sports manager of the Sabana park and stadium)
  23. Pedro Beirute Prada,  general manager of Promotora de Comercio Exterior (Procomer) – foreign trade
  24. Verónica Fernández, asistant to President Solis
  25. Stephanie González, head of the press office at Casa Presidencial
  26. Francisco Paniagua, head of presidential security
  27. Carolina Urcuyo, press officer for the First Lady
  28. César Gamboa, director of Garantía y Acceso de Servicios de Salud
  29. Roberto Arce, head of the ICT (Tourism board)
  30. Eliana Ulate, coordinator of the Departamento de Cooperación internacional del Micitt (science and technology)
  31. Simón Avilés, video camera operator
  32. Fabián Hernández, photographer
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