New vice minister named to replace Carlos Roverssi

Gioconda Ubeda

Gioconda Ubeda Rivera has been named a vice minister in the ministry of foreign relations.

Ms. Ubeda is a former ambassador of Costa Rica in México. She replaces Carlos Roverssi, who was named minister of communications to President Laura Chinchilla.

Ms. Ubeda is a lawyer who has held many posts in the Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto. She is now the secretary general of the Organismo para la Proscripción de las rmas Nucleares en la América Latina y el Caribe.

She has been a professor at the Universidad de Costa Rica where she was graduated as a lawyer.

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