Chinchilla Wins!

As I previously wrote here on our time in Costa Rica, a heated campaign for the presidency has been underway in this Central American country, with campaign posters plastered everywhere.

The votes have been cast and, as predicted, the winner is Laura Chinchilla, the nation's first female president.

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She will be leading a lovely, peaceful little country that faces a lot of challenges as it moves into the future - I wish for her the wisdom, patience, and luck to do well for her nation and the world.