Costa Rica’s people were right to celebrate yesterday’s commemoration of sixty-five years without an army that was abolished by Latin American democracy
Costa Rica Celebrates 65 Years Without An Army
It was 65 years ago, on December 1, 1948, that Costa Rica abolished its army. At the time, it was unusual in the world, but even more in Central America where armed forces have played an important role in its history. In 1948, Costa Rica was governed well.