A Bold Peace: Costa Rica's Path of Demilitarization (2016)

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70 years ago Costa Rica abolished its army and committed itself to fostering a peaceful society. It has been reaping the benefits ever since.In his famous "Cross of Iron" speech in 1953, President Eisenhower critiqued the military-industrial complex while asking, "Is there no other way the world may live?" In Costa Rica today, we glimpse another way to live.In 1948, Costa Rica dismantled their military establishment and intentionally cultivated security relationships with other nations... read more
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