Public Figure Profiles

Otilio Ulate Blanco

Luis Rafael de la Trinidad Otilio Ulate Blanco (August 25, 1891 – October 10, 1973) served as President of Costa Rica from 1949 to 1953. His French heritage comes from his mother, Ermida Blanco. He never married but had two daughters, Olga Marta Ulate Rojas (1937–2007) and Maria Ermida Ulate Rojas (1938) with Haydee Rojas Smith (British origins) His disputed election in 1948, whereby he was denied victory by the legislature in favor of Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia, was the direct cause of José Figueres Ferrer's armed uprising of that year and the ensuing 44-day Costa Rican Civil War.

Blanco started his career in politics as a journalist, director of local newspaper La Tribuna and owner of Diario de Costa Rica, principal newspaper at the time, where he directed his major political campaigns.

Ulate led the opposition party during the February 8th 1948 elections, where he defeated ex President Rafael Ángel Calderón Guardia.His government proved a good handling of economical development, Ulate raised the Consejo Nacional de Produccion (CNP)-National Production Committee-, the Central Bank of de Costa Rica (main financial institution in Costa Rica), the Contraloria General de la Republica (regulates government and public institutions' budgets and expenses), the "Ley del Aguinaldo" (law that enforces a 13th month paid salary for all Costa Rican workers during Christmas time), the right for women to vote in National Elections and the foundations for the actual International Juan Santamaria Airport (called "El Coco"), despite the fact that many of his achievements were self-recognized by following presidents. During a visit to the penitentiary in San Lucas Island he also ordered the release of Beltrán Cortés from the unusually public and confined cell President León Cortés Castro had ordered for him and placed him with the other prisoners.He was the ambassador of Costa Rica to Spain from 1970 to 1971.

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Some of their strengths

Otilio Ulate Blanco has many admirable traits.

Based on spiritual traditions from around the world, they are someone who can be described as Intelligent, Kind, Passionate, Curious, Perseverent, Artistic, and Imaginative.

Smart and Sophisticated

According to Mysticism’s Astrology tradition, Otilio Ulate Blanco is someone who is a smart, sophisticated, and organized person who displays kindness and grace in every day interactions, and who also has a passionate soul. A person who is a bit of a "lone wolf".

Adaptable and Versatile

Based on Daoism’s Ba-Zi or ‘Chinese Zodiac’ tradition, people who know Otilio Ulate Blanco well know them as someone who can be adaptable, flexible, and polite, like a flower or a sapling.

Methodical and Exacting

According to Hinduism’s Jyotisha or ‘Vedic Astrology’ tradition, many would also describe Otilio Ulate Blanco as someone who is careful, methodical, and a perfectionist.

A person who forms successful business partnerships, who appreciates the variety the world has to offer, who takes a frugal approach to life and tends to be a workaholic, and who engages in things that let them express their opinion.

Social and Intuitive

Based on the Mayan Tzolk’in or ‘Mayan Astrology’ tradition, Otilio Ulate Blanco is someone who values forming deep friendships and relationships, and who has strong intuition and reasoning skills .

They are also someone who is balanced, organized, and in-charge, and who loves traveling, working hard, and figuring out the patterns of things.

Altruistic and Purposeful

According to Judaism’s Kabbalah tradition, Otilio Ulate Blanco tends to be someone who has a desire to be of service to a higher calling and who is always trying to perfect things. Who can be practical and polished, reserved and methodical, and who tends to trust internal judgment before trusting anyone else at face value.

Some of Otilio Ulate Blanco's challenges

While Otilio Ulate Blanco has many strengths, nobody is perfect. They also have some challenging traits they need to manage.

For example, Otilio Ulate Blanco can be Perfectionist, Stubborn, Sensitive, Difficult, Idle, Hesitant, and Narcissistic.

Difficult and Perfectionist

One of Otilio Ulate Blanco's key challenges is that they are someone who can be difficult and too much of a perfectionist.

Otilio Ulate Blanco must also exercise caution as they can be short-tempered and aggressive.

Sensitive and Critical

Otilio Ulate Blanco is someone who can be insecure, critical, and pessimistic, who can have difficulty relaxing, can be possessive and jealous, and who can have difficulty listening to others' opinions and perspectives and make hasty decisions.

Critical and Bossy

Finally, Otilio Ulate Blanco also can be too focused on the small details of life, try to control whatever is happening, and be finicky and demanding.

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