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‘His glory will last forever’ writes Laura Chinchilla after Nelson Mandela’s death

Laura Chinchilla offered her condolences on the death of legendary ex-South African president Nelson Mandela. Mandela was 95.

At 4:13 p.m., Chinchilla wrote on Twitter, “His glory will last for ever. Costa Rica honors him.”

The Costa Rican president added: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” The quote comes from Mandela in a 1994 documentary on the Nobel Peace Prize winner.¬†

South Africa’s president¬†Jacob Zuma announced Mandela’s death Thursday afternoon. Over the past few years, Mandela had faced frequent health problems.

The beloved anti-apartheid activist spent 27 years in prison before leading his country’s democracy. He became South Africa’s first black president in 1994.

Matt Levin is a corespondent for The Tico Times

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