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Costa Rica celebrates 70 years without an army
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Costa Rica celebrates 70 years without an army

Alejandro Zúñiga - December 1, 2018

Costa Rica celebrated on Saturday the 70th anniversary of the abolition of its army. Former President José Figueres Ferrer abolished the armed forces in Costa Rica on…

Costa Rica celebrates 67 years without an army
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Costa Rica celebrates 67 years without an army

The Tico Times - December 1, 2015

Costa Rica marked the 67th anniversary of the abolition of its army Tuesday morning during a ceremony at the National Museum, once the Bellavista Fortress. Breaking one of…

Costa Rica seeks Nobel Peace Prize for abolishing its army
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Costa Rica seeks Nobel Peace Prize for abolishing its army

AFP - December 4, 2014

On Monday, the Legislative Assembly passed a motion to nominate Costa Rica and Japan for a Nobel Peace Prize for their decision to abolish their armies as permanent…

Costa Rican veterans reflect 66 years after abolition of army
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Costa Rican veterans reflect 66 years after abolition of army

The Tico Times - December 1, 2014

Standing before the marigold crenelated National Museum — once the Bellavista Fortress that served as a barracks for Costa Rican troops — President Luis Guillermo Solís celebrated…

Is the sword still the enemy of freedom?
Latin America
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Latin America
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Is the sword still the enemy of freedom?

John McPhaul - February 21, 2014

The controversy this week over the nonexistent U.S. military base in Costa Rica brings to mind the year 1985, when U.S. Green Berets were training Costa Rican…