José Figueres

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Person.png José Figueres  Rdf-icon.png
(politician, businessman, spook)
Born José María Hipólito Figueres Ferrer
25 September 1906
San Ramón, Alajuela
Died 8 June 1990 (Age 83)
San José
Spouse Henrietta Boggs
Party PLN

Employment.png President of Costa Rica

In office
8 May 1948 - 8 November 1949

Employment.png President of Costa Rica

In office
8 November 1953 - 8 May 1958

Employment.png President of Costa Rica

In office
8 May 1970 - 8 May 1974

José Figueres was President of Costa Rica on three occasions: 1948–1949, 1953–1958 and 1970–1974. During his first term in office he abolished the country's army, nationalized its banking sector, and granted women and blacks the right to vote.

He had an uneasy relationship with the CIA, who twice tried but failed to assassinate him.[1]



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