The President of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado, warned that inequalities between rich and emerging countries are widening as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, which he said threatens to impact democracies, trade and migration.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered a review of federal programs that supplied nearly half a billion dollars in military equipment to municipal police departments last year, amid criticism of the heavily armed response by local law enforcement agencies to protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Since the death on Saturday of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, shot dead by a police officer, Ferguson has exploded into a seething morass of urban riots. But it is the police response to the unrest that has unsettled many across the United States.
In response to the recent article, "Code Pink peace activists warn of increasing militarization in Costa Rica," the Public Affairs Officer for the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) would like Tico Times readers to know the facts about the Institute and its operation.