Carazo Odio, Rodrigo


Carazo Odio, Rodrigo

▪ president of Costa Rica
born Dec. 27, 1926, Cartago, C.Rica

      president of Costa Rica (1978–82).

      A graduate in economics from the University of Costa Rica, Carazo entered politics as a member of the National Liberation Party (Partido de Liberación Nacional; PLN) and as a follower of then president, José Figueres Ferrer (Figueres Ferrer, José). He later distanced himself from Figueres and won the presidency as the candidate of the Social Christian Unity Party (PUSC). Serving as president from 1978 to 1982, he faced both domestic and foreign crises. Inflationary problems resulting from the worldwide oil shortage of that time limited Costa Rica's prosperity. Also, despite a commitment to neutrality in the Sandinista revolution in neighbouring Nicaragua, Costa Rica was gradually drawn into the conflict in support of the Sandinistas. As relations deteriorated between Costa Rica and Nicaragua after the Sandinista victory in 1979, Carazo's popularity declined. During his term, Carazo helped create the University for Peace and took significant steps to preserve environmental resources.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Rodrigo Carazo Odio — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rodrigo Carazo Odio 40° Presidente de Costa Rica 8 de mayo, 1978 – 8 de mayo, 1982 Precedido por Daniel Oduber Quirós …   Wikipedia Español

  • Rodrigo Carazo Odio — President of Costa Rica Term of office: 8 May 1978 to 8 May 1982 ndash; Preceded by: Daniel Oduber Quirós ndash; Succeeded by: Luis Alberto MongeDate of birth: 27 December 1926Place of birth: CartagoParty …   Wikipedia

  • Rodrigo Carazo Odio — Rodrigo José Ramón Francisco de Jesús Carazo Odio (* 27. Dezember 1926 in Cartago; † 9. Dezember 2009 in San José) war ein costa ricanischer Politiker (Unidad). Leben Carazo Odio war Direktor der Zentralbank Costa Ricas und Manager in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Rodrigo Alberto Carazo Zeledón — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Rodrigo Alberto Carazo Zeledón (nacido en 1948) es un político, economista, abogado y politólogo costarricense, Primer Defensor de los Habitantes y diputado del periodo 2002 2006 por el Partido Acción Ciudadana. Hijo …   Wikipedia Español

  • Carazo (Begriffsklärung) — Carazo steht für: Carazo, Verwaltungsbezirk von Nicaragua Carazo ist der Name folgender Personen: Evaristo Carazo Aranda (1822–1889), nicaraguanischer Politiker Hernán Carazo, costaricanischer Biathlet Juan Carazo (* 1964), puerto ricanischer… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Carazo — may refer to:* Carazo (department), Nicaragua * Evaristo Carazo (1821 1889), President of Nicaragua * Juan Carazo (born 1964), former boxer * Pedro Largo Carazo (born 1972), Spanish football defender * Rodrigo Carazo Odio (born 1926), President… …   Wikipedia

  • Odio — may refer to: Elizabeth Odio Benito (born 1939), Vice President of the International Criminal Court Rodrigo Carazo Odio (1926–2009), President of Costa Rica Odio, the primary antagonist of the Super Famicom game, Live A Live Odio, was a band… …   Wikipedia

  • Odio — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: Elizabeth Odio Benito (* 1939), costa ricanische Juristin und Richterin am Internationalen Strafgerichtshof Rodrigo Carazo Odio (1926−2009), Präsident Costa Ricas von 1978 bis 1982 Diese Seite ist… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Odio (desambiguación) — La palabra «odio» hace referencia a varios artículos: Contenido 1 Música 2 Personas 3 Cine y televisión 4 Cómic Músi …   Wikipedia Español

  • Costa Rica — Costa Rican. /kos teuh ree keuh, kaw steuh, koh /; Sp. /kaws tah rddee kah/ a republic in Central America, between Panama and Nicaragua. 3,534,174; 19,238 sq. mi. (49,825 sq. km). Cap.: San José. * * * Costa Rica Introduction Costa Rica… …   Universalium


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.