Noble Peace Prize winner and two time president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, 72, is tying the knot today, at a private ceremony in Rohromoser. He is marrying Suzanne Fischel, 49, who has been his girlfriend for the last three years.
This is the second marriage for both.
Oscar’s first wife, Margarita Peñosn, served as first lady during Oscar’s first term in office in the 1980’s. Oscar and Margarita had two childre, Oscar Felipe and Sylvia. That marriage ended in divorce in 1996.
Suzanne’s first husband to well known television news anchor Ignazio Santos. That marriage ending in divorce in 2008. They had two children.
Suzanne Fischel is a lawyer, graduating from the Universidad de Costa Rica and admitted to the Bar in 1987. She is currently senior associate at the law firm Pacecho Coto in Santa Ana.
The ceremony is said to be “a thing of close friends” rumoured to be around 60 persons. In fact, very little in the way of news has been coming out of Arias, other than following the ceremony there will be a dinner held in Aria’s spacious backyard where there is a swimming pool.
According to La Nacion’s interview with Suzanne, the couple will be staying at home after the wedding. “Oscar has to travel in th early part of December, that is why were putting off the honeymoon”, said the bride.