Luis Liberman

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Luis Liberman Ginsburg
Second Vice President of Costa Rica
In office
8 May 2010 – 8 May 2014
President Laura Chinchilla
Preceded by Kevin Casas Zamora
Succeeded by Ana Helena Chacón Echeverría
Personal details
Born 1 August 1946
San José, Costa Rica
Nationality Costa Rican
Political party National Liberation Party
Occupation Business
Religion Judaism

Luis Liberman Ginsburg (born 1947) is a Costa Rican businessperson and former Second Vice President of Costa Rica from 2010 to 2014. He was elected in February 2010 on the ticket with President Laura Chinchilla and First Vice President Alfio Piva.[1] Liberman's family moved to Costa Rica from Poland prior to World War II. He is the grandson of the first Mohel of Costa Rica's small Jewish community.


Liberman was chosen as a Vice President to President Laura Chinchilla mainly due to his expertise in economic affairs. He also said that Costa Rica under Chinchilla would be less active in the Middle East and foreign policy would focus more on Latin America while maintaining good relations with Israel, which he described as "excellent" as well as Egypt and other Arab states.[2]