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April 25, 2009

Epsy Campbell Barr

Epsy Campbell Barr is a Costa Rican politician and economist. One of the founders of the Partido Acción Ciudadana, she has announced her intention of becoming the next candidate of her party, for the Costa Rica national elections in 2010.

She is named after her grandmother (her father's mother), who migrated from Jamaica to the Costa Rican Caribbean coast with her husband. Epsy Campbell Barr was born in San Jose (in the Maternidad Carit) in 1963, whilst her parents Shirley Barr Aird and Luis Campbell Patterson were living in San Francisco de Dos Ríos. She is the fourth child of a family of five daughters and two sons.

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Nu Kynk said...

She's a great inspiration! Keep the great articles coming:)

Ana said...

I attended a regional conference on Latin American women of African descent,( Mujeres Afro descendientes), two years ago at the UN and Ms. Campbell was a guest speaker.
She is brilliant. I remember her reading a beautiful poem. I have to find it, I was so impressed with her. Great article.


jenteel said...

i've been to costa rica a few times but never got to visit the caribbean coast. a large number of people on that coast are of african descent. it is a very beautiful country.


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