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Who is Óscar Arias?

Arias is among Central America's most powerful political figures, not only for his terms as president in Costa Rica but also for his work promoting peace in the region. He was accused of sexual assault Monday.

PeaceJam to host first Youth Summit in Costa Rica

Nobel Peace Laureate Jody Williams will headline next month the first PeaceJam Youth Summit hosted in Costa Rica.

Guatemala’s Rigoberta Menchú laments impunity for massacre perpetrated 37 years ago

GUATEMALA CITY – Guatemalan Nobel Peace Prize laureate Rigoberta Menchú on Friday lamented the impunity that surrounds the massacre of indigenous people by the military in the north of the country 37 years ago during the civil war.

Costa Rica seeks Nobel Peace Prize for abolishing its army

On Monday, the Legislative Assembly passed a motion to nominate Costa Rica and Japan for a Nobel Peace Prize for their decision to abolish their armies as permanent institutions, according to a lawmaker.

Costa Rica’s ex-President Óscar Arias says the country is on the wrong path

Costa Rica’s former two-term President Óscar Arias Sánchez (1986-1990 and 2006-2010) hasn’t even waited a full year before twice publicly criticizing the new administration of Luis Guillermo Solís, who once belonged to Arias’ political party, the National Liberation Party, and was a member of the 1980s peace delegation that helped end the wars in Central America and delivered Arias a Nobel Peace Prize.

Costa Rican ex-President Óscar Arias hospitalized for pacemaker adjustment

Costa Rica's two-term president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Óscar Arias Sánchez, 74, was admitted to the Clínica Biblica Hospital in downtown San José in the early hours Saturday to undergo a pacemaker adjustment. Doctors had implanted the pacemaker last Wednesday.

Hemingway grandsons celebrate in Cuba, 60 years after Nobel

COJIMAR, Cuba – Just like Ernest Hemingway used to do, two of his grandsons sailed into the fishing town of Cojimar on Monday, marking 60 years since the iconic U.S. author won the Nobel prize.

Costa Rican ex-President Oscar Arias agrees to observer role in Venezuela

Former Costa Rican President Óscar Arias accepted an invitation from Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López to observe the conflict in Venezuela. But it seems unlikely the two will meet soon, as López turned himself in to Venezuelan authorities – as he had promised to do – after marching with supporters in Caracas.

Ex-Costa Rican President and Nobel Peace Prize winner Oscar Arias blasts Venezuelan government

Most of Costa Rica's highest ranking officials have come down hard on Venezuela's deadly response to anti-government protests on Friday. But ex-President Oscar Arias began raising his voice last night. On Thursday, the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize winner gave one of the most thorough condemnations of the Nicolás Maduro's government.

Luis Guillermo Solís says he is not seeking support from ex-President Oscar Arias

"That is gossip, and it comes as a result of everyone watching us. They have not communicated anything to me, I will not join with them, I am not thinking about joining with them, so I appreciate it that you clarify that these are only rumors," Solís said Monday.

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