The lure of the digital camera is strong

There is no escaping selfie fever, as politicians all over the world are now well aware. While touring the new Museo del Jade Wednesday afternoon, President Luis Guillermo Solís stopped to snap a quick selfie with a group of tourists from the United States.

Solís was joined by his wife, Mercedes Peñas, and their daughter Inés in viewing the museum that cost $21.5 million to construct. Elizabeth Fonseca Corrales, the minister of Cultura y Juventud, also accompanied the president on the guided tour.

The Museo del Jade, specializing in pre-Columbian stone art, opened in its new five-story building May 5 with an official inauguration featuring former president Laura Chinchilla. Now open to the public, the museum sponsored by the Instituto Nacional de Seguros features more than 7,000 ceramic and jade pieces. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. everyday. Tickets are $15 for foreigners and $5 for residents.

President captures himself with three tourists.

President captures himself with three tourists.

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