Julio Acosta García

Julio Acosta García (23 May 1872 – 6 July 1954) served as President of Costa Rica from 1920-1924.

He was born in San Ramón, Alajuela, to Don Juan Vicente Acosta and Doña Jesus García.

Having served as foreign minister since 1915, after the 1917 coup by the brothers Federico Tinoco and Joaquín Tinoco, Acosta escaped to El Salvador, but led a counter-revolution, entering San José on 13 September 1919. He was elected president on 7 December.

In 1921 he nearly went to war with Panama over a border dispute, which ended with intervention (including the landing of troops) by the United States.

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Persondata
Name Acosta Garcia, Julio
Alternative names
Short description President of Costa Rica
Date of birth 23 May 1872
Place of birth San Ramón, Costa Rica
Date of death 6 July 1954
Place of death