Oscar Arias SánchezSecond Time Around For Arias SánchezOscar Arias Sánchez assumed the presidency of Costa Rica for the second time on May 8. Arias, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for helping broker an accord in war-torn Central America during his 1986-1990 rule, narrowly won the country's presidential elections on February 5. As Arias comes to power again, Costa Rica is divided over its free trade agreement with the US and struggling with a 20% poverty rate. Marco Vinicio Ruiz, a free trade supporter with a private-sector background, has been appointed foreign trade minister; finance ministry veteran Guillermo Zúñiga will be finance minister; former
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