Quotes by: Laura Chinchilla

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Laura Chinchilla
49th President of Costa Rica
In office
8 May 2010 – 8 May 2014
Vice President Alfio Piva
Preceded by Óscar Arias
Succeeded by Luis Guillermo Solís
Personal details
Born Laura Chinchilla Miranda
(1959-03-28) 28 March 1959 (age 57)
San José, Costa Rica
Political party National Liberation Party
Spouse(s) José María Rico (2000–present)
Children 1 son
Alma mater University of Costa Rica
Georgetown University

A government should not function based on the pressures of some or others. It should try to adapt a mix of measures that fits every context and generates the appropriate steps forward.
Laura Chinchilla
Costa Rica, with its tourist-based economy and lack of a national army, has focused on keeping safe its beaches, parks and other public draws. It is one if the safest countries in Central America based on the number of homicides.
Laura Chinchilla
When you face unexpected events, you have to try to overcome those problems, but at the same time, you have to continue working according to the plan that you defined since the beginning. So that's what we have tried to do - not to avoid the urgent responses but to continue the route that we had defined.
Laura Chinchilla
We want to allow Costa Ricans to make a qualitative leap in our development and go to an economy based on innovation and developing a broadband infrastructure in order to overcome the barrier of 15 per cent penetration.
Laura Chinchilla
The Internet is the hope of an integrated world without frontiers, a common world without controlling owners, a world of opportunities and equality. This is a utopia that we have been dreaming about and is a world in which each and every one of us are protagonists of a destiny that we have in our hands.
Laura Chinchilla
You don't only have the need to do it well because leading a country is something quite important, but also because I am the first woman I have the obligation to do it the best possible way so my country can continue voting for women in the future. It is a big responsibility.
Laura Chinchilla
Women continue receiving less salary for the same kind of job. Women have a higher unemployment rate in our country. When you analyze the composition of poverty, you will find that most of the families in poverty are being run by a woman.
Laura Chinchilla
I want to thank the pioneering women who years ago opened the doors of politics in Costa Rica. My government will be open to all Costa Ricans of good faith.
Laura Chinchilla
We want to bridge the digital gap to provide broadband access to 100 per cent of our educational institutions and to make it widely available to all people.
Laura Chinchilla
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