Federico Tinoco Granados

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Gen. Federico Tinoco
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President of Costa Rica
In office
27 January 1917 – 13 August 1919
Preceded by Alfredo González
Succeeded by Juan Bautista Quirós
Personal details
Born José Federico Alberto de Jesús Tinoco Granados
21 November 1868
San José, Costa Rica
Died 7 September 1931
Paris, France
Political party military

General José Federico Alberto de Jesús Tinoco Granados (1868-1931) was a President of Costa Rica.

After a career in the army, he was appointed Minister of War in the cabinet of President Alfredo González. On January 27, 1917 he and his brother José Joaquín seized power in a coup d'état and established a repressive military dictatorship that attempted to crush all opposition. Though his government won support from the upper classes because it turned back the austerity measures adopted by President González, and declared war on the German Empire in May 1918, it failed to win the recognition of the United States, where President Woodrow Wilson supported the deposed government. Popular sentiment against Tinoco, which began on June 13, 1919, quickly came to a head, and his brother was assassinated in early August. On August 13 Tinoco resigned in favor of Juan Bautista Quirós and went into exile in Europe. He died in Paris in 1931.