No army in #costarica #centralamerica

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Costa Rica abolished its military forces in 1949 and since then has devoted substantial resources to investment in health and education.

Costa Rica does not have a standing army or any military forces. It does, however, maintain a police security force to keep public order within its borders and surrounding territory. The operations of this security force are centered on day-to-day routine peacekeeping tasks. The country’s role in Central America is a neutral one, and Costa Rica is often referred to as the Switzerland of Central America.