‘His glory will last forever’ writes Laura Chinchilla after Nelson Mandela’s death

December 5, 2013

Laura Chinchilla offered her condolences on the death of legendary ex-South African president Nelson Mandela. Mandela was 95.

At 4:13 p.m., Chinchilla wrote on Twitter, “His glory will last for ever. Costa Rica honors him.”

The Costa Rican president added: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” The quote comes from Mandela in a 1994 documentary on the Nobel Peace Prize winner. 

South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma announced Mandela’s death Thursday afternoon. Over the past few years, Mandela had faced frequent health problems.

The beloved anti-apartheid activist spent 27 years in prison before leading his country’s democracy. He became South Africa’s first black president in 1994.

Matt Levin is a corespondent for The Tico Times

You may be interested

Victorious Champions coach celebrates Costa Rica-style: ‘This is pura vida’
Keylor Navas
54 views
Keylor Navas
54 views

Victorious Champions coach celebrates Costa Rica-style: ‘This is pura vida’

Katherine Stanley - May 27, 2018

Costa Rican superstar goalie Keylor Navas has made his mark on the field for Real Madrid, but also on the…

5 questions for Costa Rican artist Rossella Matamoros
Weekend Arts Spotlight
55 views
Weekend Arts Spotlight
55 views

5 questions for Costa Rican artist Rossella Matamoros

Elizabeth Lang - May 27, 2018

Using art in all its possible expressions has motivated Rossella Matamoros for more than two decades. At home in Costa Rica…

Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions title
Keylor Navas
155 views
Keylor Navas
155 views

Costa Rica’s Keylor Navas, Real Madrid nab third consecutive Champions title

Katherine Stanley - May 26, 2018

Costa Rica's star goalie, Keylor Navas, continued his historic march through world football as his club team, Real Madrid, won…