Deposed president of Costa Rica received in Washington

Juan Rafael Moro Porras, the deposed president of Costa Rica, paid a visit to Washington D.C. on his way into exile after being overthrown in a coup d'etat the previous August.  He met both President Buchanan and Secretary of State Cass before touring the U.S. Capitol.  He left the next day for New York.  He went to El Salvador from where he launched the following year a futile effort to win back his position.  He was captured and executed by firing squad on September 30, 1860.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"News by Telegraph," New York Times, November 16, 1859, p.1. 
Type
Legal/Political
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