President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, visits the LAL

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 2:00pm
The Latin American Library

On March 31, the Latin American Library welcomed the President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solís, to view a special exhibit featuring rare books, maps, photographs and manuscripts relating to the history of Costa Rica from the library’s collections.  President Solís, who holds a BA in Latin American Studies from Tulane (1981), was in New Orleans to receive a distinguished alumnus award from the Tulane Alumni Association.  He was also awarded the Tulane President's Medal. President Solís visited the Latin American Library with his entourage, which included another Tulane alum, Constantino Urcuyo, Academic Director of CIAPA, a policy think tank in San José.  In the photos below, President Solís views the exhibit with Hortensia Calvo, Doris Stone Director of the Latin American Library; Ludovico Feoli, Director of Tulane’s Center for Inter-American Policy and Research; Tom Reese, Director of the Stone Center for Latin American Studies; David Banush, Dean of Libraries and Academic Information Resources, and Christine Hernández, Curator of Special Collections at the Latin American Library.