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  Costa Rica Facts, Costa Rica Information, weather, map
Costa Rica, a small country roughly the size of west Virginia is wonderful to explore, offering the visitor two coasts with miles of beautiful beaches, and extensive national parks system covering approximately 25% of the land, and an incredible biodiversity, including tropical rain forest, dense cloud forest, and active volcanoes.
Costa Rica's microclimates vary from the barren cold volcanic tundra to the exotic cloud forest, from the deep dense jungle of Talamanca to the tropical dry forests of Guanacaste, from quiet gold-hued beaches where the Baulas Tortoises build their nests to the winding Tortugero Canals where the crocodile is king.
Costa Rica is a democratic republic, as stated by the 1949 Constitution, which guarantees all citizens and foreigners equality before the law, the right to own property, the right of petition and assembly, freedom of speech, and the right to habeas corpus, among others.
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  Military of Costa Rica - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
The budget previously dedicated to the military now is dedicated to security, education and culture; the country maintains armed Police Guard forces.The museum Museo Nacional de Costa Rica was placed in the Cuartel Bellavista as a symbol of commitment to culture.
Military of: Antigua and Barbuda • Bahamas • Barbados • Belize • Canada •
Costa Rica • Cuba • Dominica • Dominican Republic • El Salvador • Grenada • Guatemala • Haiti • Honduras • Jamaica • Mexico • Nicaragua • Panama • Saint Kitts and Nevis • Saint Lucia • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines • Trinidad and Tobago • United States
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 Medical Tourism - Costa Rica
Costa Rica's enlightened approach to conservation has ensured that lush jungles are home to playful monkeys, languid sloths, crocodiles, countless lizards, poison-dart frogs and a mind-boggling assortment of exotic birds, insects and butterflies.
The Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica has avoided the violence that has plagued Central America; it is seen as an example of political stability in the region, and is self-referred to as the "Switzerland of the Americas".
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 bailey83221: ."How Costa Rica Lost Its Military" This
Costa Rica is a small, Central American nation-state that shares its political boundaries with Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south.
Costa Rica's lack of aggressive intent on its neighbors and its decision only weeks before to dissolve its military granted it a level of respectability among the countries of the American continent that gave the OAS motive for a quick response (Ameringer, 1982; Aravena, 1990).
Costa Rica's political culture was further affected by the actions of Braulio Carrillo, who governed the province of Costa Rica in 1835 and became president of the newly independent country until 1842.
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 Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Costa Rica (literally 'rich coast'), officially the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica, IPA: [re'puβlika ðe 'kosta 'rika]), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, 10° North of the equator and 84° West of the Prime Meridian.
Costa Rica is seat of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights and seat of the United Nations University of Peace and many other international organizations related to human rights and democracy.
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 Costa Rica - Article about Costa Rica
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica, IPA:), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, 10° North of the equator and 84° West of the Prime Meridian.
Costa Rica is an active member of the United Nations, the Organization of the American States and many international organizations related to human rights and democracy.
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 The Ultimate Costa Rica - American History Information Guide and Reference
The Republic of Costa Rica is a republic in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south-southeast.
Costa Rica also borders Nicaragua to the north (309km of border) and Panama to the south-southeast (639km of border).
Costa Rica has no military or navy, but an abundance of wildlife; it has been said that the soldiers are the leaf cutter ants, the pilots are the macaws and the navy ships are the whales.
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 Costa Rica - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
The Republic of Costa Rica is a republic in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south-southeast.
In total, Costa Rica comprises 51,100 km,² of which 50,660 km² is land and 440 km² is water, making it slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia and about half the size of Ireland.
Costa Rica has no military or navy, but an abundance of wildlife; it has been said that the soldiers are the leaf cutter ants, the pilots are the macaws and the navy ships are the whales.
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 Costa Rica information / links - Silverfish prescription ready sports water sunglasses and eyewear for surfing or other ...
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica, IPA: [re'puβlika ðe 'kosta 'rika]), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica has avoided the violence that has plagued Central America; it is seen as an example of political stability in the region, and is referred to as the "Switzerland of the Americas" [3].
Costa Rica is an active member of the United Nations, the Organization of the American States and many international organizations related to human rights and democracy.
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 Costa Rica
The Republic of Costa Rica is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north and Panama to the south-southeast.
Costa Rica also borders Nicaragua to the north (309km of border) and Panama to the south-southeast (639km of border).
In total, Costa Rica comprises 51,100 km,² of which 50,660 km² is land and 440 km² is water, making it slightly smaller than the U.S. state of West Virginia and about half the size of Ireland.
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 The Costa Rican Civil War of 1948
Costa Ricans were proud of their age 70 life expectancy, a 90% literacy rate, and a 5% unemployment rate.
Oscar Sanchez, the president of Costa Rica from 1986-1990, was inspired by Figueres, and he won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for his efforts in establishing a peace agreement with neighboring countries, which were fighting civil wars.
Costa Rica’s rich way of life and stable economy are both owed to one man's dream and initiative to get something done.
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 History of Costa Rica,costa rica history,Costa Rican History,History Costa Rica,Brief History of Costa Rica,Life ...
Costa Rica was primarily a thinly populated and a backwater landscape during the pre-Columbian era, which was also a period of evolution in the history of Costa Rica's architecture.
To the explorers, Costa Rica was a hostile terrain, with tribal West Indians, swamps and disease.
Gradually and quickly, a new Costa Rican elite was established, as the political coup by coffee juntas led to the overthrowing of the first Costa Rican president, Jos‚ Maria Castro.
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 Costa Rica General Information - Fuego del Sol
Costa Rica has devoted more than 25% of its land to National Parks and protected areas, ensuring great ecotourism and the widest range of adventure options.
Costa Rica's microclimates vary from the barren cold volcanic tundra to the exotic cloud forests, from the deep dense wet jungle of Talamanca to the tropical dry forests of Guanacaste, from quiet gold-hued beaches where the Baula turtles dig their nests to the winding evergreen Tortuguero Canals where the crocodile is king.
International Air Transportation: All air traffic to and from Costa Rica is handled through the Juan Santamaría International Airport, located 25 minutes from San José, in the city of Alajuela, and through the Daniel Oduber International Airport in the city of Liberia in the northern part of the country.
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 Project Costa Rica
Costa Rica is a small Central American state well known for its ecological diversity, pristine beaches, outdoor adventures and countless vacation destinations.
The people of Costa Rica take pride when they proclaim, "we have more teachers than soldiers." When the army was abolished, military buildings were transformed into schools, weapons were replaced by books, and the military budget was transferred into education and healthcare budgets.
Costa Rica made the deliberate and risky decision to abolish its army in order to provide security to citizens through social welfare rather than military might.
www.mssu.edu /international/mccaleb/CostaRica/mecca.htm   (785 words)

  
 Bio at BlinkBits. Costa Rica   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Costa Rica is located on the Central American isthmus, 10anddeg; North of the equator and 84anddeg; West of the Prime Meridian.
Costa Rica is currently a member of the Cairns Group, an alliance of countries oppossed to agricultural subsidies in the first world.
Costa Rica has a population of 4,016,173 persons (July 2005 est.) In the central part of the country, most people are of European descent or Mestizos (to varying degrees), most of the population today are considered light mestizos largely of Spanish genetic composition.
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 MISION PERMANENTE DE COSTA RICA
Costa Rica abolished its army over fifty years ago and, thereafter, has been free from armed conflicts with its neighbors and from military oppression over its population.
In this sense, we are pleased report that Costa Rica has achieved significant accomplishments in the environmental field regarding the preservation of its rich biodiversity and the promotion of development in harmony with nature.
Similarly, Costa Rica is honoured to be the seat of the Earth Council and the University for Peace that are working jointly to promote a concept of development in greater harmony with the environment.
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 LLRX -- A Guide to Legal Research in Costa Rica
Since Costa Rica had no resources to exploit the Spaniards had little interest in the Colony and the first viable settlement was established in 1562 when Juan Vasquez de Coronado founded the city of Cartago.
Costa Rica is governed by the Constitution of 1949 (Constitución Politica de la República de Costa Rica).
Costa Rica is a civil law system and as such is heavily influenced by the French (Napoleonic Code) system and the Spanish civil law system which established written codification of its laws which are referred to as Codes.
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 Costa Rica - Gurupedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Republic of Costa Rica is a republic of Central America.
Remarkably for the region, Costa Rica has stood as a bastion of stability and democracy since the minor civil war of the late 1940s that brought
In fact, Costa Rica has no military, only a domestic police force (albeit a heavily armed one).
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 Military of Costa Rica
Contrary to other countries in Latin America, Costa Rica has no real army.
Military manpower - military age: 18 years of age
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 2% (FY95)
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 Frequently Asked Questions - Costa Rica
Costa Rica's year round climate is pleasant with naturally occurring breezes cooling down most of the coastal areas.
Costa Rica is by NO means Mexico (where Montezuma's revenge has become the stuff of tourist legends) but there MAY be bacteria in the water in some areas that disagrees with your system.
Costa Rica is a male-dominated society where "machismo" still rules; do not allow yourself to be offended by the forwardness of some of the men.
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 costa rica
Costa Rica, officially the Republic of Costa Rica (Spanish: Costa Rica or República de Costa Rica, IPA: [re'puβlika ðe 'kosta 'rika]), is a country in Central America, bordered by Nicaragua to the north, Panama to the south-southeast, the Pacific Ocean to the west and south, and the Caribbean Sea to the east.
Costa Rica uses a form of proportional representation to elect its national legislative body.
The entity entrusted to do genetic and biochemical prospection on Costa Rica's biological wealth is the INBIO (Instituto Nacional de Biodiversidad), and it is allowed to collect royalties on any biological discoveries of medical importance.
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 Arenal hotel Costa Rica and Arenal volcano at Ecolodge
Costa Rica has devoted more than 25% of its land to National Parks and protected areas, ensuring excellent ecoturism and the widest range of adventure options.
All air traffic to and from Costa Rica is handled through the Juan Santamaría International Airport, located 25 minutes from San José, in the city of Alajuela.
Costa Rica has a good highway network, the majority of which, for tourist use, is paved.
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 Learn about Costa Rica history
Two years later, Costa Rica became part of the Central American Federation and it was then that modern borders were established.
Although Costa Rica has been spared the civil violence that has plagued other Central American countries throughout their history, it has experienced some unrest.
Costa Rica’s current president is Abel Pacheco, a former psychiatrist and television commentator.
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 Learn Spanish in Costa Rica
Costa Rica is one of the safest countries in Latin America.
More than one million people come to Costa Rica each year to visit the picture perfect beaches, to explore exotic rainforests from a system of raised platforms connected by cables and to learn Spanish in a friendly and safe environment.
Costa Rica also has the highest literacy rate in Latin America, excellent public services and a relatively high GDP per capita.
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 Military of Costa Rica - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site
In December 1, 1948 Costa Rica the president José Figueres Ferrer abolished the army after victory in the civil war in that year.
In 1949 the abolition of the military was introduced in the Article 12 of the 1949 Constitution.
A museum was placed in the Cuartel Bellavista, the Museo Nacional de Costa Rica as a symbol of the compromise with the culture.
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 Costa Rica
It was not until 1561 that Juan de Cavallon succeeded in colonizing the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica, establishing a permanent settlement in Cartago in 1563.
Costa Rica declared itself independent from Spain in 1821 and became part of Mexican Empire of Augustin de Iturbide from 1822 to 1823.
Costa Rica is one of the few countries in the world to have eliminated its military.
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 Costa Rican organic is born
Costa Rica is home to a growing number of organic farmers who are selling both locally and internationally...
The growing Costa Rican organic movement is evidence that a critical percentage of consumers are educated and well-off enough to think about the quality of their food and then to act.
I visited one of Costa Rica’s environmental focal points, Earth University, which inhabits a sprawling 3,000 hectare former rainforest in the humid eastern part of the country (www.earth.ac.cr/ing/).
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 Costa Rica Information Window
The battle that occurred here is a source of great pride in Costa Rica, and the historical significance of the park helped win its protection by executive decrees in 1970 and 1977.
When he tried to regain control of the country in a military coup, he was captured, tried for treason and died in front of a firing squad the same year as Walker.
The latter is one of two beaches in Costa Rica (the other is Ostional) where Pacific Ridley Sea Turtles come ashore each year in large arribadas to lay their eggs.
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