Destroying the Switzerland of Central AmericaSubmitted by Chris Gopackgoski on Thu, 04/04/2013 - 13:01
4-4-13 Jacob G. Hornberger http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=43428
"...Leave it to the U.S. national-security state to destroy another country, this one being Costa Rica, known as the "Switzerland of Central America" and whose national slogan is "pura vida"--"pure life."
How is the U.S. government now destroying Costa Rica? No, not with bombs or missiles--at least not yet--but with its much-vaunted drug war, which the Pentagon and the CIA are expanding in Latin America since that their adventures in Afghanistan and the Middle East might be winding down.
According to an Associated Press article last February entitled, "Costa Rica Partners with US on Drug War,"
This prosperous paradise of golden beaches and lush cloud-forest preserves is throwing itself wholeheartedly into the U.S. war on drugs as a flood of cocaine shipments and a surge in domestic crime erodes Costa Ricans’ sense of proud isolation from the problems of the rest of Central America.
Does anyone in Costa Rica really believe that the militarization of Costa Rican society is going to have any significant effect on the 40-year-old war on drugs?..."
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