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Costa Rica: New Minister of communication

Monday, June 17, 2013

Deputy Foreign Minister Carlos Roverssi, was named last week as the new Minister of Communication of Costa Rica, the third person to take the job in the administration of Laura Chinchilla, which began in 2010.

With over 20 years experience in radio, as well as a long tenure as a professor at the School of Journalism at the University of San Judas Tadeo, Roverssi be the first journalist to exercise the Communications function in the Chinchilla government.

His predecessor, Francisco Chacón – a lawyer by training - resigned last May, following the scandal of the president accepting a flight to Peru in a private plane owned by an oil company.

Robero Gallardo, a political scientist, was Chinchill’s first Communications minister.

Roverssi will have just eight months to improve Chinchilla's image as the least popular president of the last four decades, according to several surveys.

Costa Rica will elect a new president in February, 2014.