Oscar Arias Sanchez: Bringing Peace to Central America

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Oscar Arias Sanchez was awarded the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the civil unrest that had been raging for decades in several Central American countries. Then the president of Costa Rica, Sanchez was the main architect of the Esquipulas II Accords, a plan to promote democracy and peace and to bring stability to the region during a time of great turmoil. Sanchez was once again elected to the presidency in 2006, and he has continued making history as one of Costa Rica's most celebrated leaders. ...
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Overview

Oscar Arias Sanchez was awarded the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end the civil unrest that had been raging for decades in several Central American countries. Then the president of Costa Rica, Sanchez was the main architect of the Esquipulas II Accords, a plan to promote democracy and peace and to bring stability to the region during a time of great turmoil. Sanchez was once again elected to the presidency in 2006, and he has continued making history as one of Costa Rica's most celebrated leaders. Oscar Arias Sanchez describes one man's rise to prominence and how he left his mark on the world as a modern peacemaker.
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Children's Literature - Sue Reichard
One of Sanchez's goals was to become Costa Rica's president. He had had this dream since high school and in 1987 Sanchez achieved his goal. At forty-six he became the youngest president of Costa Rica. This thoroughly researched chapter book reveals a man of rare courage, commitment, and love for his country. He believes in peace and democracy for his beloved Costa Rica and won the coveted Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his role in bringing peace to Central America. Costa Rica means "rich coast" in Spanish. The country is known for its excellent coffee. The true riches of the country lie in its beautiful rain forest. Arias taught political science at the University of Costa Rica. He soon became General Secretary of the PLN political party. From 1978-1981 he served in the national legislature. He is married and has two children. This biography also has an appendix, a chronological timeline, chapter notes, and a bibliography. Further reading books and articles are provided for the motivated student. Reviewer: Sue Reichard
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791089996
  • Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Series: Modern Peacemakers Series
  • Format: Library Binding
  • Edition description: Library Edition
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.60 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents


Impossible Dream     1
Setting the Stage     10
"If I Wanted to Lose, It Wouldn't Be Possible"     20
Tangled Web     29
His Own Man     44
Nobel Laureate     56
Not as Easy as It Looks     65
Actions Speak as Loudly as Words     77
The Second Time Around     87
Appendix     96
Chronology     99
Notes     101
Bibliography     106
Further Reading     111
Index     114
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