|Alfio Piva Mesén|
|First Vice President of Costa Rica|
8 May 2010 – 8 May 2014
|Preceded by||Laura Chinchilla|
|Succeeded by||Helio Fallas Venegas|
|Born||January 7, 1940
|Political party||National Liberation Party|
|Children||Alfio, Alessandro, Giancarlo|
|Alma mater||Universita degli Studi di Parma|
Alfio Piva Mesén (born 1940) is a Costa Rican politician, scientist and environmentalist. He was the First Vice President of Costa Rica from 2010 to 2014. The Second Vice President during that interval was Luis Liberman.
Piva obtained a Ph.D in animal physiology from the University of Milan in Italy and co-founded the Veterinary School of the National University of Costa Rica. In 1995 he won the Prince of Asturias Award in Technical and Scientific Research along with his colleagues from INBio.
- "Un científico y un banquero complementan el mandato" (in Spanish). La Nación (Costa Rica). 2010-05-07. Retrieved 2010-05-09.
- Businessman and environmentalist to accompany Chinchilla on presidential ticket[dead link] Tico Staff Times October 13, 2009
- "Ataques contra PAC y Libertarios en anuncio de Vicepresidencias de Liberación Nacional". Costa Rica hoy.
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