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Arias, Óscar

Arias, Óscar

President of Costa Rica (1986-1990; 2006-2010) and Nobel Peace Laureate (1987)


Four CdM Members, two of them Nobel Laureates, to speak about peace in Bogotá

Oscar Arias, former President of Costa Rica, José Ramos-Horta, former President of Timor-Leste, and Andrés Pastrana and César Gaviria, both former Presidents of Colombia gather during the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.

President Juan Manuel Santos awarded Nobel Peace Prize

Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos has been awarded with the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts and mediation in his country’s peace process.

Nine ex Latinamerican Presidents ask for a new social contract in International Democracy Day

'A new social contract for a next generation democracy' is the name of the article published today by several Latinamerican newspapers across the region. It's been signed by former leaders and current Club de Madrid Members Arias, Cardoso, Chinchilla, Fox, Frei, Lacalle, Lagos, Sanguinetti y Zedillo. They specifically address the need to fight against inequalties and recover the citizen's confindence in democracy. (Article available only in Spanish)


The Club of Madrid welcomes its 80th and 81st Member, Oscar Arias and Alfred Gusenbauer.

The Club of Madrid is glad to announce that Oscar Arias (President of Costa Rica, 1986-1990 and 2006-2010) and Alfred Gusenbauer (Federal Chancellor of Austria, 2007-2008) have accepted to join the organization as full members. The General Assembly gathered in an extraordinary session ratified the full membership of both former Leaders on April 6th, 2011.


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