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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?
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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…