The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

List of Nobel Peace Prize winners

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 11 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Peace Prize winners:

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Sept. 13, 2013.
By United Press International

Costa Rica elects first woman president

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Laura Chinchilla has become Costa Rica's first woman president after a festive weekend election, observers said Monday.

U.S. calls for Honduras calm, dialogue

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya clashed with police in Tegucigalpa Tuesday, leaving several demonstrators injured.

New Honduras plan languishes

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, July 22 (UPI) -- Costa Rican President Oscar Arias's latest attempt to return of Manuel Zelaya to power in Honduras was met with resistance by both sides Wednesday.

U.S., EU apply pressure on Honduras

WASHINGTON, July 20 (UPI) -- The United States and the European Union said Monday they are applying diplomatic and economic pressure on Honduras to resolve its leadership crisis.
Clinton: Restore democracy in Honduras

Clinton: Restore democracy in Honduras

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- The United States supports restoring democracy in Honduras, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday after meeting the ousted president.

Costa Rica breaks ties with Taiwan

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, June 7 (UPI) -- Costa Rica has decided to break off relations with Taiwan following nearly six decades of cooperation, in favor of ties with China.

Costa Rica election results still on hold

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Costa Rica has completed the recount of its presidential election though no new leader has been named, La Prensa Libre reported Friday.

Ex-Costa Rica president leads polls

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica, Feb. 6 (UPI) -- Former Costa Rican leader Oscar Arias held a slight lead Monday with more than three quarters of the ballots counted from the presidential election.
Oscar Arias
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate and President of Costa Rica Oscar Arias Sanchez holds a press conference at PeaceJam at the University of Denver in Denver September 16, 2006. The worldwide youth conference hosts ten Nobel Peace Prize Laureates, the largest gathering outside of Oslo, Norway. (UPI Photo/Gary C. Caskey)

Óscar Rafael de Jesús Arias Sánchez (born 13 September 1940) is a Costa Rican politician who has been President of Costa Rica since 2006. He previously served as President from 1986 to 1990 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts to end civil wars then raging in several other Central American countries.

He is also a recipient of the Albert Schweitzer Prize for Humanitarianism and a trustee of the Economists for Peace and Security. In 2003, he was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims.

He is a member of Collegium International, an organization of leaders with political, scientific, and ethical expertise whose goal is to provide new approaches in overcoming the obstacles in the way of a peaceful, socially just and economically sustainable world.

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