Óscars Arias

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Birthday
13, 1940
Birthplace
Heredia, Costa Rica
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthplace
Heredia, Costa Rica

About

Political leader who held office as the President of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and then again from 2006 to 2010. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his work on the Esquipulas II Accords, which sought to spread democracy and peace in the Central American isthmus.

Before Fame

He studied at the University of Essex and London School of Economics.

Trivia

He was a professor at the University of Costa Rica, San Jose from 1969 to 1972.

Family Life

He got married to Margarita Gongora in 1973; the couple has two children, Oscar and Silvia.

Associated With

He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987, three years after Bishop Desmond Tutu .