Epsy Campbell will become Latin America’s first Afro-Latina vice president

April 2, 2018

We can’t close out our Elections 2018 coverage without noting another way in which history was made tonight: Epsy Campbell, a longtime presence in the Legislative Assembly and Citizen Action Party (PAC), is now set to become the first female Afro-descendent vice president in Costa Rican history.

Stay tuned for more on Alvarado, Campbell, tonight’s surprising landslide and the plans for the new administration. And thanks once more to our incredible team of freelancers who helped us tell the story of this unusual Election Day.

From all of us at The Tico Times, good night!

Katherine Stanley Obando, Managing Editor: Proud to be experiencing my fourth Costa Rican election, this time at the helm of what we believe is the first-ever all-Costa Rican reporting team in The Tico Times’ 62-year history. Twitter/Instagram @TheTicoTimeskatherinestanley.com.

Elizabeth Lang Oreamuno, Assistant Editor: Has a strong passion for culture and its effects on a social change. Enjoys listening to music as well as talking about art. Twitter: @elangoreamuno

Paula Álvarez: A couple weeks away from my journalism degree, I like music, books and speaking as much English as I can. Twitter: @PauAlvarez23 / Instagram: @paualvarez23

Augusto Bolaños Morales: Strategic Communication Advisor with more than seven years’ experience working for nonprofit organizations on topics such as education, poverty reduction, sustainable communities construction and gender equality. Twitter: @Augus1411 / Instagram: @augustiiiiillo

Gabriela Brenes: Multimedia journalist with diverse experience in immersive technologies and social media platforms. She works at Rise Up, by Fusion Media Group, and collaborates in VR projects with SeirenFilms. In a Venn diagram with digital strategy, social research and multimedia literacy, she’d be right where the circles overlap. Facebook: www.facebook.com/riseupasone. Twitter: @gabybreg

Roberto Delgado Webb: Photographer and content creator at his own small business, Visualia. Instagram: @delgadowebb.

Gregory Calvo Aguilar: Journalism student at the Universidad Latina of Costa Rica. Passionate about photojournalism. 2017 winner of the European Union’s “Europe through My Lens” contest in Costa Rica. Instagram: @gregorycalag

Carlos Andrés Madrigal: Journalist. Lover of music, films and drawing, and collaborator for various media in Costa Rica. Twitter: @charliecamf4 / Instagram: @charliecamf

Jonathan Jiménez Flores: Photographer and audiovisual producer. Publications include La Nación, Semanario Universidad and La Voz de Guanacaste. Instagram: @jjimenezfl

Juan Osorno M.: Digital marketing consultant at Coral Agencia de Mercadeo Digital. Editor at the digital media Noticias.CR. Passionate about technology, culture and Asian history. Twitter: @maguz_zeal

Alexander Villegas: Born in the United States, raised in Costa Rica, and educated in Canada, Alexander Villegas is a freelance journalist and photographer focusing on under-reported issues across Latin America. Alexander’s stories and photographs have appeared in the Guardian, CBC, the Tyee, Bluff, and others.

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