Block 1 Spanish 1 Kourtney Messick Costa Rica

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The Rich Coast

1539

By now ,the region is known to the spanish as coast rica- " The Rich Coast."

William Walker

1856

During March and April, Costa Ricans repel an invading army sent by an American adventurer, William Walker.

Dr.Rafael

1940 - 1944

Dr.Rafel angel calderon guardia serves as president, leading a reform movement that favors the poor

November 7

1949

November 7, Costa Rican legislature ratifies the current constitution.

Central America

1983

Costa Rica issues a proclamation of neutrality in response to civil wars in Central America.

Hurricane

1996

Hurrican Cesar causes 41 deaths and $39 million in damages.

Abel Pacheco

2002

Abel Pacheco is elected president of Costa Rica with 58 percentt of the vote.

Central America Free Trade

2004

In January, Costa Rica concludes negotiations with the united states to participate in the U.S.- Central America free trade agreement.

Oscar Arias Sanchez

2006

Oscar Arias Sanchez is re-elected president of Costa Rica.

Laura Chinchilla

2010

In February Laura Chinchilla becomes the first woman elected president of Costa Rica.