"Egalitarian" Politics Tip by zrim

Politics, Costa Rica: 4 reviews and 2 photos

  Costa Rica is a leader in peace initiatives
by zrim

Favorite thing: Costa Ricans have an immense pride in their country. Rightly so. They don't do things just because very other country does it a certain way. The abolishment of the military is a great example. But Costa Rica is also a country of equality. A country that has a history of free elections and a country that does not tolerate scandalous governments or rigged elections. While there are certainly great disparities in income in Costa Rica, it is the country in Latin America that has the most equal of income distributions. And in general, education and health care services are available to all. So, yes, there are shantytowns in San Jose and poor villages dot the countryside, but homelessness and outright hunger are not on display as in other countries in the region.

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  • Written Jan 7, 2004
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