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Keylor Navas
(Football Player)
Keylor Navas
22
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 15, 1986
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: San Isidro de El General, Costa Rica

Keylor Navas is a Costa Rican footballer who plays as goal keeper for his national team and for his club Paris Saint-Germain. Considered one of the world's best goalkeepers, Keylor was named CONCACAF Men's Goalkeeper of the Year for three consecutive years between 2016 and 2018.

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Harry Shum Jr.
(Actor Best Known for His Roles in the TV Series: 'Glee' and 'Shadowhunters')
Harry Shum Jr.
19
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: April 28, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Actor and Dancer Known for His Role as ‘Mike Chang’ on the Fox Television Series ‘Glee’

Harry Shum Jr. is an actor, dancer, choreographer, and singer. He is best known for his work in films like Step Up 2: The Streets, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny, and Crazy Rich Asians. Also a popular TV actor, Harry's award-winning portrayal of a bisexual person in Shadowhunters gained him a large fan following within the LGBT community.

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Joel Campbell
(Costa Rican footballer)
Joel Campbell
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 26, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José
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Donald De La Haye
5
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: December 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limon, Costa Rica
 5 
Daniel Zovatto
4
Birthdate: June 28, 1991
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica San José, Costa Rica
 6 
Maribel Guardia
5
Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Paulo Wanchope
(Association football player, Association football manager)
Paulo Wanchope
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 31, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Heredia, Costa Rica
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Oscar Arias Sanchez
(President of Costa Rica)
Oscar Arias Sanchez
2
Listed In: Leaders
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.

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 9 
Laura Chinchilla
(46th President of Costa Rica (2010 - 2014))
Laura Chinchilla
5
Listed In: Leaders
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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Kendall Waston
(Costa Rican footballer)
Kendall Waston
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José
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Debi Nova
(Singer-songwriter)
Debi Nova
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: August 6, 1980
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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José Figueres Ferrer
(President of Costa Rica)
José Figueres Ferrer
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 25, 1906
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: San Roman, Costa Rica
Died: June 8, 1990
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Celso Borges
(Footballer)
Celso Borges
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José
 14 
Hanna Gabriel
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Rónald Matarrita
(Footballer)
Rónald Matarrita
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 9, 1994
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Ramón, Costa Rica
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Claudia Poll
(Swimmer)
Claudia Poll
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 21, 1972
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Managua Managua, Nicaragua
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Johan Venegas
(Costa Rican footballer)
Johan Venegas
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 27, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Limón, Costa Rica
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Epsy Campbell Barr
(Politician)
Epsy Campbell Barr
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: July 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Francisco Calvo
(Costa Rican footballer)
Francisco Calvo
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José
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Natalia Carvajal
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: September 14, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Escazú, Costa Rica
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Johnny Acosta
(Costa Rican football player)
Johnny Acosta
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 21, 1983
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Alajuela
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Christiana Figueres
6
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: August 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Bryan Ruiz
(Costa Rican footballer)
Bryan Ruiz
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 18, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San Felipe
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Francisco Fonseca
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: El Rama, Nicaragua
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Bryan Oviedo
(Costa Rican footballer)
Bryan Oviedo
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Quesada, San Carlos
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Hernán Jiménez
(Film actor, Film director, Screenwriter)
Hernán Jiménez
0
Birthdate: April 22, 1980
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Raquel Rodríguez
(Soccer player)
Raquel Rodríguez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 28, 1993
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Randall Leal
(Costa Rican footballer)
Randall Leal
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José
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Yokasta Valle
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1992
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Matagalpa, Nicaragua
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Cristian Gamboa
(Costa Rican footballer)
Cristian Gamboa
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Liberia
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Andrey Amador
(Sport cyclist)
Andrey Amador
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Alajuela, Costa Rica
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Chavela Vargas
(She was especially known for her rendition of Mexican rancheras)
Chavela Vargas
2
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: April 17, 1919
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: San Joaquín de Flores, Costa Rica
Died: August 5, 2012
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MishCatt
(Singer-songwriter)
MishCatt
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthplace: Costa Rica
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Alejandro Ramirez
(Chess player)
Alejandro Ramirez
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 21, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Carlos Alvarado Quesada
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Patrick Pemberton
(Costa Rican goalkeeper)
Patrick Pemberton
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Limón
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Marco Ureña
(Costa Rican footballer)
Marco Ureña
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: San José
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Daniel Colindres
(Football forward)
Daniel Colindres
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Alajuela
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Christian Bolaños
(Football player)
Christian Bolaños
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hatillo District, San José, Costa Rica
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Shirley Cruz
(Football player)
Shirley Cruz
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 28, 1985
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Nery Brenes
(Sprinter)
Nery Brenes
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 25, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Limon, Costa Rica
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Ulises Segura
(Footballer)
Ulises Segura
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 23, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San José Province
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Francisco Zúñiga
(Artist Known both for his painting and his sculpture)
Francisco Zúñiga
0
Birthdate: December 26, 1912
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: August 9, 1998
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Anastasia Acosta
2
Birthdate: April 24, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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Bali Rodríguez
2
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: August 8, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
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José Guillermo Ortiz
(Costa Rican International Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
José Guillermo Ortiz
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 20, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Uruca, Costa Rica
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Giancarlo González
(Costa Rican footballer)
Giancarlo González
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 8, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: San José
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Carmen Lyra
(Writer)
Carmen Lyra
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 15, 1888
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica
Died: May 14, 1949
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Yeltsin Tejeda
(Footballer)
Yeltsin Tejeda
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 17, 1992
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Puerto Limón
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Walter Ferguson
1
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 7, 1919
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Guabito, Panama