Miguel Ángel Rodríguez

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Miguel Ángel Rodríguez
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8th Secretary General of the Organization of American States
In office
15 September 2004 – 15 October 2004
Preceded byCésar Gaviria
Succeeded byLuigi R. Einaudi
acting
43rd President of Costa Rica
In office
8 May 1998 – 8 May 2002
Vice PresidentAstrid Fischel Volio
Elizabeth Odio Benito
Preceded byJosé María Figueres
Succeeded byAbel Pacheco
Personal details
Born (1940-01-09) 9 January 1940 (age 79)
San José, Costa Rica
Political partyPUSC
Spouse(s)Lorena Clare Facio
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Miguel Ángel Rodríguez Echeverría (born 9 January 1940) is a Costa Rican economist, lawyer, businessman and politician. He served as President of Costa Rica from 1998 to 2002 and was briefly Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS) in 2004.

He stepped down and returned to his country to face allegations of financial wrongdoing during his presidential tenure in Costa Rica. On 27 April 2011 he was sentenced to 5 years in prison for corruption.[1]

In December 2012, he was exonerated by an appeals court.[2]

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2 May 2011. Retrieved 28 April 2011.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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