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September 25, 1987

First Lady of Costa Rica Margarita Penón Arias ’70, leader of the Women’s Committee of the National Liberation Party of Costa Rica and the first Costa Rican to receive a scholarship to attend Vassar, spoke in the Villard Room. Arias said, “My husband [the President of Costa Rica] has done a lot for women, but we will have to finish the job…My experience at Vassar has been reassuring in this issue, for at Vassar we gave equal opportunities to men for education.”

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Her husband President Oscar Arias, who had just presented a Central American peace plan at the United Nations, also spoke and answered questions.

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