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Costa Rica [LAURA CHINCHILLA]

Laura Chinchilla took power in February as Costa Rica’s first female president after a landslide victory. She has some tough tasks ahead of her. As well as combating rising crime rates and drug trafficking and reducing the country’s carbon emissions in a bid to make Costa Rica carbon neutral by 2021, she apparently also needs to stay looking good.

“Chinchilla has a special challenge – to continue to look as great as she has until now,” commented one local television channel following her decisive election…

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