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Costa Rican women teachers defend schools, help bring down a dictator, 1919

Costa Rica
Time period
11 June, 1919 to 13 June, 1919
Economic Justice
Total points
7 out of 10 points
Name of researcher, and date dd/mm/yyyy
Susana Medeiros, 02/10/2012

In 1917, the government of Alfredo Gonzalez Flores was overthrown in a coup d'état, wherein Minister of War Federico Tinoco seized power and appointed his brother, Jose Joaquin Tinoco, the new Minister of War. During this time the Tinoco regime severely curtailed civil liberties and the freedom of the press and assembly.