Saul Weisleder is the deputy permanent representative of the Permanent Mission of Costa Rica to the United Nations. He studied economics and sociology in Costa Rica and development studies in IDS Sussex University, U.K. He has been Dean of the School of Social Sciences at the National University in Costa Rica and consultant to several international and national organizations. Weisleder has published several books in Costa Rica and, most recently, edited the first book on “CAFTA.” He was elected a member of the Costa Rican parliament in 1994 and served as President from 1997 to 1998.

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