Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Costa Rican president to give salary to poor

Costa Rica's President Oscar Arias speaking during the graduation of a newly formed tourist police division in San Jose, Costa Rica, Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2006. The same day Arias announced that he will give his yearly salary to the poor.(AP Photo/ Kent Gilbert) SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Costa Rican President Oscar Arias will donate his $102,000 yearly salary to the nation's most needy, his government said Wednesday.
Starting in January, Arias will donate his salary, which is 4.4 million colones a month, or $8,500.
"The truth is I will not live better or worse with my salary," Arias said in a news release.
The 1987 Nobel Peace Prize winner said he would donate the money discreetly to organizations that help the elderly, children, disabled people and others in need.

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