Famous Costa Rican Leaders

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 1 Oscar Arias Sanchez

Oscar Arias Sanchez
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Famous As: President of Costa Rica
Birthdate: September 13, 1940
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica

Nobel Prize-winning Costa Rican politician Oscar Arias Sanchez has been the president of his country twice and is known for his effective Central American peace plan. Born into an affluent coffee-farming family, Sanchez completed his PhD from the University of Essex and has more than 50 honorary doctorates.

 2 Carlos Alvarado Quesada

Carlos Alvarado Quesada
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 3 Laura Chinchilla

Laura Chinchilla
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Famous As: President of Costa Rica (2010-2014)
Birthdate: March 28, 1959
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Carmen, Costa Rica

The first female president of Costa Rica, Laura Chinchilla, had worked as an NGO consultant in Africa and Latin America before stepping into politics. The National Liberation Party member has earned several honorary doctorates and now teaches public policy at Georgetown University. Though an LGBT sympathizer, she opposes same-sex marriages.

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 4 José Figueres Ferrer

José Figueres Ferrer
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Famous As: President of Costa Rica
Birthdate: September 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Roman, Costa Rica
Died: June 8, 1990

 5 Epsy Campbell Barr

Epsy Campbell Barr
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: July 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 6 Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz

Fabricio Alvarado Muñoz
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: May 30, 1974
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 7 Rodrigo Carazo Odio

Rodrigo Carazo Odio
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Famous As: President of Costa Rica
Birthdate: December 27, 1926
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cartago, Costa Rica
Died: December 9, 2009
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 8 Karen Olsen Beck

Karen Olsen Beck
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Famous As: Diplomat
Birthdate: January 31, 1933
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Copenhagen, Denmark

 9 Daniel Oduber Quirós

Daniel Oduber Quirós
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: August 25, 1921
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: October 13, 1991

 10 Abel Pacheco

Abel Pacheco
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Famous As: Former President of Costa Rica
Birthdate: December 22, 1933
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José

 11 Carmen Muñoz

Carmen Muñoz
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: December 27, 1963
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alajuelita, Costa Rica

 12 Elizabeth Odio Benito

Elizabeth Odio Benito
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Famous As: Judge
Birthdate: September 15, 1939
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Punta Arenas, Costa Rica

 13 Doris Yankelewitz Berger

Doris Yankelewitz Berger
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Famous As: Artist
Birthdate: May 7, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: May 18, 2016

 14 Patricia Mora Castellanos

Patricia Mora Castellanos
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: January 13, 1951
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Unknown

 15 Gloria Bejarano Almada

Gloria Bejarano Almada
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 5, 1952
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mexico City, Mexico

 16 Alberto Cañas Escalante

Alberto Cañas Escalante
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 16, 1920
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: June 14, 2014

 17 Victor Morales Mora

Victor Morales Mora
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: February 10, 1958
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Poás de Aserrí, Costa Rica

 18 Marta Eugenia Solano Arias

Marta Eugenia Solano Arias
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 19 Alejandra Mora Mora

Alejandra Mora Mora
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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: 1970 AD
Birthplace: Costa Rica

 20 Isaac Felipe Azofeifa

Isaac Felipe Azofeifa
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Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: April 11, 1909
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Santo Domingo de Heredia, Costa Rica
Died: April 3, 1997

 21 María Luisa Ávila Agüero

María Luisa Ávila Agüero
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Famous As: Infectious disease specialist
Birthdate: January 30, 1961
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 22 Leticia Herrera Sánchez

Leticia Herrera Sánchez
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Famous As: Politician
Birthdate: March 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Puntarenas Province, Costa Rica

 23 Zarela Villanueva Monge

Zarela Villanueva Monge
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Famous As: Magistrate
Birthdate: May 24, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cartago, Costa Rica

 24 Maria Teresa Obregon Zamora

Maria Teresa Obregon Zamora
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Famous As: Teacher
Birthdate: March 7, 1888
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Alajuela, Costa Rica
Died: September 29, 1956