Happy Birthday to Óscar Arias Sánchez, Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Happy Birthday to peacemaker, politician, writer and Nobel Prize Winner Óscar Arias Sánchez, born in Heredia, Costa Rica.  Arias graduated from the University of Costa Rica and earned a PhD from University of Essex (England).  He courageously worked to create peace during the bloody decades of war that raged in neighboring countries in Central America. Arias was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1987.  With this award, he funded an endowment to establish the Arias Foundation for Peace and Human Progress, an organization devoted to building just and peaceful societies in Central America.  Arias was elected as President of Costa Rica, serving from 1986 to 1990.

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