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Diálogos Revista Electrónica de Historia

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ACUNA ORTEGA, Víctor Hugo. Costa Rica: the invention of Juan Rafael mora (19th-21st centuries). Diálogos rev. electr. hist [online]. 2015, vol.16, suppl.1, pp.38-76. ISSN 1409-469X.

This essay focuses on the construction of president Juan Rafael Mora Porras (President of Costa Rica during 1849-1859) as a national hero since 1856 to the present. It traces how Mora was produced as a hero and the political uses of his memory during different national conmemorations.

Keywords : heroes; Costa Rica; nation; invention.

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