Don Pepe: A Political Biography of José Figueres of Costa Rica

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Don Pepe: A Political Biography of José Figueres of Costa Rica

By Charles D. Ameringer
University of New Mexico Press, 1979
324 pp. $16.50
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A lively biography, giving a balanced view of a fascinating, controversial and exasperating leader who has made immense national and regional contributions. The very human mingling of strength and weakness in Figueres is duly observed. Devoted to civil liberties and the democratic process, he was ". . . basically honest and unpretentious, although he believed that the line between right and wrong was wider for him because his intentions were good."

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