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Snowden Aftermath: Why Is Obama Fixated on the "Switzerland of Latin America"?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 07.17.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Whatever its scenic attractions, Costa Rica has been touched by the ever widening war on drugs which has engulfed Central America and Mexico. As I reported as early as three years ago, smugglers use Costa Rica as a transshipment point for drugs coming from Colombia and Panama.

Drugs: The Debate Goes Mainstream

Fernando Henrique Cardoso | Posted 06.09.2012 | World
Fernando Henrique Cardoso

The foundations of the U.S.-led war on drugs -- eradication of production, interdiction of traffic, and criminalization of consumption -- have not succeeded and never will. When there is established demand for a consumer product, there will be a supply.

Costa Rica's First Woman President Fights Invasions, Drug Cartels

Forbes Women | Posted 12.05.2011 | Women

Last year, Costa Rica elected its first female president, Laura Chinchilla, 52, adding another leader to the growing ranks of female heads of state in...

WikiLeaks: Costa Rica Is a Willing U.S. Partner in Central America

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Costa Rica has long prided itself on its political independence and long-term stability, but as more WikiLeaks cables are released, a true cloak and dagger picture of U.S. foreign policy is emerging.

U.S. Marines to Costa Rica: What's Behind the Story?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Moves to bring the U.S. Navy to Costa Rica have sparked widespread suspicions that Washington is looking for a justification to remilitarize the Central American region.