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Calderón Guardia, Rafael Ángel del Socorro

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Born: 1900 AD
Died: 1970 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: Costa Rican
Categories: Politician

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1900 - Born on March 10th in San José, Costa Rica. Costa Rican politician.

1934-1939 - He entered politics, serving successively as vice president and president of congress.

1940 - He was elected as President of Costa Rica.

         - He brought Costa Rica into World War II on the Allied side and cooperated closely with the United States.

1948 - A period of relative political stability that began with the turn of the century ended after World War II, when President Teodoro Picado Michalski annulled the elections in order to impose Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia as president rather than the legally elected Otilio Ulate Blanco.

         - He fled to Nicaragua, where he launched failed invasions of Costa Rica in December.

1966 - Served as ambassador to Mexico.

1970 - Died on June 9th in San Jose, Costa Rica.

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