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Oscar Arias Sánchez: 1941—: Former Costa Rican President, Writer, Activist Biography

Chose A Political Path, Led The Pln To Victory, Sought Peace For Central America, Founded An Organization For Peace

Oscar Arias Sánchez: 1941—: Former Costa Rican president, writer, activist.




At a time of great regional discord, Dr. Oscar Arias Sánchez, former president of Costa Rica, envisioned a Central America that would be free from war, strife, and repression. His legacy has been the Arias Peace Plan, the basis for negotiations to end the Central American conflict. For his efforts, Arias was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987. In 1988 he founded the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, furthering his vision of democracy and nonviolence.


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