NEWS RELEASE, 5/19/99
A visit to the University of California, Berkeley, by Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the president of Costa Rica.
By Jacqueline Frost, Public Affairs
BERKELEY--MEDIA ADVISORY: ATTENTION ASSIGNMENT EDITORS
A visit to the University of California, Berkeley, by Miguel Angel Rodriguez, the president of Costa Rica. A UC Berkeley alumnus, Rodriguez will speak at the Department of Economic's commencement ceremony.
The graduation ceremony is Friday, May 21, at 3 p.m.
UC Berkeley's Greek Theater.
Inaugurated in 1998 as Costa Rica's 42nd president, Rodriguez is a member of the center-right Social Christian Unity Party. An economist, he received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 1966 and has had a long and successful track record in the Costa Rican political and financial communities. His vision as president centers on promoting national unity, strengthening democracy, reactivating the economy and reducing poverty.
Among his early accomplishments in office was an agreement on a variety of issues with seven Central American nations and Mexico. One of his key economic priorities is to promote tourism under the campaign, "Costa Rica: No Artificial Ingredients," highlighting the country as a museum of nature and a place for environmentally responsible tourism.
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