|Preceded by Laura Chinchilla|
Education University of Milan
Nationality Costa Rican
Party National Liberation Party
Name Alfio Piva
|Political party National Liberation Party|
Alma mater Universita degli Studi di Parma
Role Former First Vice President of Costa Rica
Spouse Ginette Rodriguez Vargas (m. 1966)
Previous office First Vice President of Costa Rica (2010–2014)
Children Alfio Piva, Alessandro Piva, Giancarlo Rodriguez
Succeeded by Helio Fallas Venegas
Alfio piva en encuentro de cnn
Alfio Piva Mesén (born 1940) is a Costa Rican politician, scientist and environmentalist. He was the First Vice President of Costa Rica from 2010 to 2014. The Second Vice President during that interval was Luis Liberman.
Piva obtained a Ph.D in animal physiology from the University of Milan in Italy and co-founded the Veterinary School of the National University of Costa Rica. In 1995 he won the Prince of Asturias Award in Technical and Scientific Research along with his colleagues from INBio.