Chinchilla's Vice Presidents and Ministers by xiuliliaofz


									                                                                                                                                                                                THE TICO TIMES    –   April 9, 2010 | NEWS | 5

          Chinchilla’s Vice Presidents and Ministers
    focus on how to empower local leadership                                                Irene Campos                    trail. Chinchilla said she’d like to use cultural                               Hernando París
    and growth.                                                                             Housing Minister                activities to complement the administration’s                                   Justice Minister
                                                                                            Prior position:                 work in other areas, including poverty relief                                   Prior position:
                                Giselle Goyenaga                                        General      director               and education.                                                              Justice minister
                                Sports Minister                                         of the Costa Rican                                                                                                  Age: 43
                                Prior position:                                         Cement and Concrete                                             René Castro                                         Biography: Pre-
                            Technical director                                          Institute                                                       Foreign Minister                                sident-elect Laura
                            for the Costa Rican                                             Age: 45                                                     Prior position:                                 Chinchilla         has
                            Triathlon Federation                                            Biography:      A                                       Secretary general of                                appointed Hernando
                                Age: 47                                                 graduate of the UCR                                         the PLN                                             París to serve another
                                Biography:                      with a degree in civil engineering, Irene                                               Age: 52                 term as justice minister. París has worked
                            Gi selle    Goyenaga                Campos has served in high-level positions                                               Biography: Cam-         to increase security and capacity at the
                            raised some eyebrows                with ICE, the association of civil engineers,                                       paign manager for           country’s prisons since replacing Chinchilla
    when she was tapped to head the sports                      the Federation of Engineering Organizations                                         Laura      Chinchilla       as justice minister when she left to launch
    ministry, as many suspected the position                    in Central America and Panama, and as                                               throughout         the      her campaign. His past experience includes
    would go to the vice minister of the Costa                  International Secretary of the Pan-American                                         summer and fall,            directing the Alternative Resolution Program,
    Rican Institute of Sports and Recreation                    Association of Engineers. She also serves as                René Castro steps in as foreign minister in         representing the current administration
    (ICODER), Osvaldo Pandolfo. But President-                  an engineering professor at the UCR and at                  May, replacing Bruno Stagno, who will be            before the Supreme Court, and working as
    elect Laura Chinchilla said she couldn’t think              the State University at a Distance (UNED).                  Costa Rica’s next ambassador to the United          a consultant in judicial reform for the IADB
    of a better appointment than someone “who                                                                               Nations. A graduate of the UCR, Castro              and the World Bank.
    has dedicated her heart and life to sports.”                                           Clotilde Fonseca                 earned a master’s degree and a doctorate
    The technical director for the Costa Rican                                             Science and Tech-                from Harvard University. He’s a frequent                                        Sandra Piszk
    Triathlon Federation and the longtime                                              nology Minister                      lecturer and visiting professor at Costa Rica’s                                 Labor Minister
    sports teacher received a master’s degree in                                           Prior position:                  INCAE Business School and at Harvard                                            Prior position:
    education sciences and a bachelor’s degree in                                      Executive director                   University and has served as a consultant for                               Political analyst
    physical education. She’ll be the second to                                        of the Omar Dengo                    the United Nations Development Program.                                         Age: 61
    head the ministry as the position of sports                                        Foundation                           He has served in a variety of public positions                                  Biography: The
    minister was created during the current                                                Age: 60                          including as environment minister and as                                    newly       appointed
    Arias administration.                                                                  Biography: Clo-                  transportation and public works minister                                    labor minister, San-
                                                                                       tilde Fonseca has                                                                                                dra Piszk, has served
                                                                                       served as president                                               José María Tije­                               as legislator, vice
                                  Fernando Marín                of IMAS, member of the advisory board to                                             rino                       minister of economics, vice minister of
                                  Minister of Social            the minister of science and technology, and                                              Public Security        planning, ombudswoman and presidential
                             Welfare                            advisor to the State of the Nation program.                                          Minister                   advisor. She has also worked as a consultant to
                                  Prior position:               Her work over the last two decades has                                                   Prior position:        ICAP and the World Bank, among others.n
                             Consultant to health               focused on technology in education and the                                           Chief prosecutor
                             organizations                      role of technology in social and economic                                                Age: 62
                                  Age: 53                       development. She received a master’s degree                                              Biography:    An
                                  Biography: One                in public administration from the Kennedy                                            aca demic        and
                             of three new positions             School of Government at Harvard University.                                          law professor by
                             in the Chinchilla                                                                                                       background,      José
                             administration, the                                             Manuel Obregón                 María Tijerino has served as chief prosecutor,
    minister of social welfare will be responsible
    for coordinating assistance programs
                                                                                             Culture Minister
                                                                                             Prior position:
                                                                                                                            judicial coordinator for the Penal Branch
                                                                                                                            of the Supreme Court (Sala III), and vice                       Read Us
    to ensure effectiveness in reducing the                                              Pianist and musical                minister to the prosecutor’s office. He has
    poverty rate. Fernando Marín, a medical                                              composer                           been a criminal justice consultant throughout
    doctor by background, has served as vice                                                 Age: 48                        Central America and is an author and
    minister of health, member of the National                                               Biography: Col-                professor. He assumes the helm at the public
    Advisory Board on Occupational Health
    and the National Advisory Board on Drug
                                                                                         laborating and soloing
                                                                                         on more than 20
                                                                                                                            security ministry at a time of scrutiny due to
                                                                                                                            high crime rates.
    Addiction, and professor at the Central                                              musical discs, musical
    American Institute of Public Administration                 composer and pianist Manuel Obregón has
    (ICAP) and the UCR. His new role has him                    received recognition from the Costa Rican
    serving as first social welfare minister as well            Association of Composers and Musical
    as executive president of Mixed Institute for               Authors (ACAM), the Best Original Music
    Social Aid (IMAS).                                          Festival in Italy, and from musicians in New
                                                                Orleans, where he was named an honored
                                                                international citizen. He worked closely with
                                                                Chinchilla over the last year, helping to bring
                                                                entertainment and culture to the campaign

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