By now ,the region is known to the spanish as coast rica- " The Rich Coast."
During March and April, Costa Ricans repel an invading army sent by an American adventurer, William Walker.
Dr.Rafel angel calderon guardia serves as president, leading a reform movement that favors the poor
November 7, Costa Rican legislature ratifies the current constitution.
Costa Rica issues a proclamation of neutrality in response to civil wars in Central America.
Hurrican Cesar causes 41 deaths and $39 million in damages.
Abel Pacheco is elected president of Costa Rica with 58 percentt of the vote.
In January, Costa Rica concludes negotiations with the united states to participate in the U.S.- Central America free trade agreement.
Oscar Arias Sanchez is re-elected president of Costa Rica.
In February Laura Chinchilla becomes the first woman elected president of Costa Rica.