José María Rico

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José María Rico Cueto (12 August 1934 – 15 April 2019) was a Spanish-born Costa Rican lawyer. He served as the First Gentleman of Costa Rica during the presidency of his wife, former President Laura Chinchilla, from 2010 to 2014. He was born in Granada, Andalusia. He later moved to Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He was a Canadian citizen.[1] Rico met Chinchilla while working in international law.

Rico had a fall in Nandayure, Guanacaste Province while watching the 2010 FIFA World Cup Final. He died of problems caused by Alzheimer's disease on 15 April 2019 in San José. He was 84.[2]

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  1. Minsky Acosta, Larissa (28 February 2010). "El Primer Caballero". La Nación (in Spanish). Archived from the original on 5 March 2010. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  2. "Fallece José María Rico, esposo de Laura Chinchilla". La Teja (in Spanish). 16 April 2019. Retrieved 18 April 2019.