Neither book just recounts Costa Rican
history and describes the country's current political institutions, although both provide a detailed background of the country from its colonial experience to the installation of the present democratic regime.
A second important factor is the willingness of the Costa Rican
government and its partner, the United States of America, to create infrastructural conditions which favor the banana companies.
Left out of the consensual view of Costa Rican
history, in particular, have been social and political developments in the country's Atlantic Coast province of Limon.
But despite the progress, a declaration of victory at Guanacaste will always be premature, since the forest could quickly be converted into pasture if Costa Ricans
lost interest in the conservation project.
Most Costa Ricans
think the plan is at least worth a try as a way to make sound use of their natural resources.
Engineers Ana Lorena Quiros and Jorge Gutierrez, in charge of evaluating the harm done by the earthquake, informed the Costa Rican
government that since no structural restoration had ever been performed on the 93-year-old theater, drastic emergency measures would have to be taken.
By nightfall Sandinista troops were several hundred yards inside Costa Rica, and the situation was defused only by a telephone conversation between Costa Rican
Security Minister Angel Edmundo Solano and Nicaraguan Interior Minister Tomas Borge.
The Costa Rican
government has steadily increased its spending on law enforcement agencies since 2002 with an average 16 percent growth per year.
Goalkeeper Keilor Navas saved the attempt by Theofanis Gekas denying the Greek the chance to level the score at 4 points.
As usual, the "Tico-Nica" quarrel is on sovereignty, and this time it refers to mainly two issues at the same time, the undefined territorial waters in both the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean and the northwestern Costa Rican
province of Guanacaste--bordering Nicaragua.
Many Costa Ricans
oppose the use of their country as a contra base.