New Postage Stamp Honors Oscar Arias

December 14, 2007

The face of President Oscar Arias is soon to pop up on mail around the country as Ticos use new stamps launched Monday by Correos de Costa Rica, S.A., the company that manages the country’s postal service.

The 160,000 stamps were designed to commemorate the country’s own Nobel Peace Prize winner. They began circulating with the name “Esquipulas II” after the peace accords Arias helped reach in the Guatemalan town by the same name in 1987.

That same year, Arias received a peace prize for these efforts, which helped end years of war in Central America.

The “Esquipulas II” stamp is the last one the postal company says it will release in 2007.

 

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