Costa Rica: The lowest form of military aggression

Published on Voltairenet.org, by Luis Roberto Zamora Bolaños, July 1, 2010.

On 1 July 2010, Costa Rica’s Legislative Assembly authorized the U.S. military to undertake policing duties in Costa Rica, based on an expired “Cooperation Agreement.” There is only one small problem: Costa Rica abolished its armed forces in 1949 and since then has had no standing army, national or foreign. Lawyer and Right to Peace advocate, Zamora Bolaños, analyses the repercussions of this overturn – officially to fight drug trafficking – for his country and its ramifications for the region … (full long text and 2 videos).

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