The life of a Costa Rican diplomat is bittersweet.
Being a diplomat includes bilateral, multilateral, consular and administrative work. Every day is different. The workload can be extreme at times, and there are very few family benefits. For me, the hardest part of being a diplomat is having to pay for my children's education out of my own pocket.
However, my job is always interesting because it varies on a daily basis and and it is also gratifying at a personal level to represent a country that is a leading example. Thanks to the abolition of its army, Costa Rica has been able to invest in health and education, and now stands at the forefront of human rights and the protection of the environment. In this section, I am adding a few posts about my most significant experiences as a diplomat.
“Diplomacy is the art of telling plain truths without giving offense.”
- Winston Churchill