01. Alberto Salom Echeverría
Alberto Luis Salom Echeverría (June 10, 1952, San José, Costa Rica) is a Costa Rican politician and political scientist, rector of the National University, was a deputy of the Partido Acción Ciudadana, former councilor of the Municipality of San José and student leader of the left .
He studied at Buenaventura Corrales School. (1959-1964) and then at Saint Francis College (1965-1969). He graduated as a Bachelor of Political Science and Doctor of Government and Public Policy from the University of Costa Rica.
He began his political career in adolescence, being president of the Student Government of his secondary school in 1969, then president of the Federation of Students of the UCR from 1974 to 1975. During his presidency he led some of the highest student protests. Militant of the left, he was the founder of the Costa Rican Socialist Party and of Pueblo Unido, of which he was also a councilor in San José between 1978 and 1982. In 1987 he would become an advisor to the social-Christian parliamentarian Javier Solís.
Then along with Isaac Felipe Azofeifa and others he founded the Progress Party, which, when dissolved, would lead to the Democratic Force. However, Salom moderated his position and adhered to the Citizen Action Party (center-left) since February 2002, party by which he is elected deputy in 2006.
He has published many books and articles in magazines and newspapers of national circulation