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Mr. Espinoza is a career diplomat with 20 years of experience in the Costa Rican Foreign Service. He has a law degree from the Law Faculty of the University of Costa Rica (UCR), the most prestigious Law Faculty in his country and a Master degree on Foreign Affairs and International Law from the Complutense University of Madrid.

He was Consul General of Costa Rica in Austria, Alternate Representative of Costa Rica to the International Organizations in Vienna, Head of International Cooperation of Costa Rica with the European Union, Political Counselor at the Embassy of Costa Rica in Guatemala and Officer at the Human Rights and the Americas Departments of the Costa Rican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Espinoza worked in the private sector as a legal consultant at KPMG Costa Rica, before joining the Costa Rican Foreign Service.

Mr. Espinoza was appointed Consul General of Costa Rica in Houston in 2018 and was designated as Dean of the Consular Corps in Houston in March 2023. He is married and has 2 sons.