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Costa Rica president brings lessons to Silicon Valley

Nation's first female leader discusses roadmap to national stability at Stanford

On her swing through Silicon Valley Tuesday (May 17), Laura Chinchilla Miranda, the Republic of Costa Rica's first female president, held her country up as a shining example for the Bay Area in education, peace and the environment.

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Posted by Anon.
a resident of Crescent Park
on May 19, 2011 at 10:38 am

Costa Rica is a wonderful country. They are energy self-sufficient. They educate their people. I worry that they may be developing a bit too fast when you look at the coast the whole thing is filled up with hotels and resorts ... but what a beautiful place. The food is great. It's reasonable to visit. They are even moving into high tech. Costa Rica is where Intel makes a lot of its microprocessors. I can't wait to go back!


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