The First Black, Female Vice President In The Americas Celebrates Her Historic Win

BestsellerMagazine.com - CATEGORY Prime Report: TITLE

Epsy Campbell Barr made history Sunday night when she was elected as >Costa Rica’s first Black female vice president following a landslide victory over her running mate, Carlos Alvarado. The win makes Campbell Barr the first Black woman to hold the office in all of the Americas.

An economist by profession, >Campbell Barr said she feels a responsibility not only to her nation’s citizens of color, but to people of African descent throughout Latin America.

"It will be a responsibility not only to represent people of African descent, but to represent all women and men in the country, a country that gives us all the same opportunities," she said in an interview with >Costa Rica Today.

Muchas gracias Costa Rica 🇨🇷❤️

— Epsy Campbell (@epsycampbell) April 2, 2018

“It would not be the first only in Costa Rica, but in Latin America and eventually, if the president leaves the country, [I would be] the first woman of African descent to assume the presidency of the entire American continent. It’s a big responsibility,” she said.

Epsy Campbell será la primera mujer afrodescendiente en la vicepresidencia de Costa Ricahttps://t.co/irMxpvIGAF pic.twitter.com/W6X87TAnou

— La República (@La_Republica) April 2, 2018

Named after her Jamaican grandmother, Campbell Barr has been spent her life speaking up for Costa Rica’s Black citizens. In addition to co-founding the Left-leaning Citizens Action Party in 2000, Campbell Barr has also led the Center for Women of African Descent, the Alliance of Leaders of African descent in Latin America and the Caribbean, and the Black Parliament of the Americas.

UN Women >called Campbell Barr’s election “a highlight for Costa Rica and the democratic tradition of its population” and said it will further the cause of “democratic parity of Latin America.”

Sunday’s historic victory places Campbell Barr in the vanguard of a small group of female legislators in her country, which includes Victoria Garrón, Costa Rica’s first female vice president; Thelma Curling, the country’s first Afro-Costa Rican legislator; and Laura Chinchilla, the country’s first female president.

BestsellerMagazine.com, Site News current daily serving News today and the latest news about politics until News lifestyle and sport.

Source : https://www.essence.com/news/costa-rica-black-female-vice-president

Costa Rica Just Elected A Black Female Vice President, The First In All Of the Americas
In A Historic Vote, Costa Rica Chooses A Black Woman Vice President
African American speed skater Shani Davis BOYCOTTS the Winter Olympic opening ceremony in 'race row' as luger Erin Hamlin leads out Team USA
Cindy Hyde-Smith swearing in gives US Senate historic number of women
Cindy Hyde-Smith sworn in as 1st female Mississippi senator
First Black Woman Elected President Of Harvard Law Review
First female president or vice president near-certain come 2016
Who Is Andrea Jenkins? First African-American Trans Woman Elected To Public Office
[LIMITED STOCK!] Related eBay Products