Oscar Arias, President of Costa Rica receives the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, 1987, just before the peacekeepers in 1988, the Dalai Lama in 1989 and Mikhail Gorbachev in 1990 and Aung San Suu Kyi in 1991
Costa Rica, a country without an army, is committed to Peace.
Oscar Arias, upon coming to power in 1986, brought together the main leaders of Central America to put an end to the many internal conflicts
that had been rampant for too long and was attempting to solve problems related to US interference in the region
The Nobel Prize made possible the creation of a Foundation that works to promote a more just society in Latin America.
Much remains to be done, but his contribution to the dissolution of the army in Panama is noteworthy.
It’s not bad at all !
Democracy shows him, Oscar Arias disappointed a lot during his second term from 2006 to 2010
and its policies have been harshly criticized.
His image appears on new 25,000 colones bills