Correos de Costa Rica officially presented Monday a new commemorative stamp that honors former president José Joaquín Trejos Fernández on his 100th birthday. Trejos was president from 1966 to 1970. He died in 2010.
Trejos had no political experience when he ran under the banner of the Partido Unificacion Nacional led by Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia, and the new party was strong enough to elect a number of legislators, too.
He defeated Daniel Oduber Quirós by just 4,000
votes, but Oduber won the presidency eight years later. A summary online said that the nation’s sales tax was passed during his administration and the country’s debt was wiped out.
Correos also is honoring the Compañía Nacional de Fuerza y Luz on its 75th anniversary with a commemorative postmark. The postmark is on sale with an envelope commemorating Franklin Chang’s space walk that was issued in 2007.