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