Choosing a country:History of political stability
History of political stability - What is the current and recent history of political unrest and what can the government do to help visitors if trouble does occur during your stay?
Latin American countries have been bothered by political and social turbulence, but Costa Rica has been able to stay away from troublesome situations. One characteristic that has caused Costa Rica to be outstanding through its entire contemporary history is its economic, political and social stability. Acting as one of its most important strengths, this stability has resulted in the most stable and steady developing economy of all Latin American countries.
Did you know Costa Rica was the first country in the world to abolish its army by law? Ever since, the Costa Rican government has been a stable democracy, which is governed by a strong, democratic constitution.
Former President Arias Sanchez was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1987 for this success. The President was granted the award for his high ethical standards and morals, which are shared by the people of Costa Rica. Ticos are recognized to be among the top educated, socially aware and friendly people in the world.
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