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Luis Alberto Monge
Luis Alberto Monge (1984).jpg
President of Costa Rica
In office
8 May 1982 – 8 May 1986
Vice PresidentAlberto Fait Lizano, Armando Aráuz Aguilar
Preceded byRodrigo Carazo Odio
Succeeded byÓscar Arias
Personal details
Born29 December 1925(1925-12-29)
Palmares, Alajuela, Costa Rica
Died29 November 2016(2016-11-29) (aged 90)
San José, Costa Rica
Political partyNational Liberation Party

Luis Alberto Monge Álvarez (29 December 1925 – 29 November 2016) was a Costa Rican politician, diplomat and lawyer. He was the President of Costa Rica from 8 May 1982 to 8 May 1986. Before being President, he was the country's ambassador to Israel.

He was born in Palmares, Alajuela Province. Monge died of cardiac arrest on 29 November 2016 in San José, aged 90.[1]


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