Rodrigo Carazo Odio

 

Age: 82

 

Summary: president of Costa Rica from 1978 to 1982 who opposed a free trade agreement with the U.S. (finally approved in 2007), but who also broke off diplomatic relations with Cuba in 1981 (not revived until March 2009).

 

 

Cause of Death: Complications from open-heart surgery

 

Born: December 27, 1926

 

Died: December 9, 2009

 

Location: San Jose, Costa Rica