Star in the homeland and abroad

When I interviewed her, I asked Laura Chinchilla, the president of Costa Rica: What does it feel like to be elected your nation’s first-ever female president? “This is not a normal obligation,” she said. “You not only have to do it well, because leading a country is something quite important, but also because I am the first woman I have to do it the best possible way so my country can continue voting for women in the future. It is a big responsibility,” she told me.