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8/23/13

What You Get When You Do Business With The US - In This Case Costa Rica

Nothing new really. US companies and of course other are all over this country. Several countries in the region want legalization and the US to stop funneling funds for a decades old private corporate war into Central America.

Not Costa Rica though as they support the war and continue to accept blood money to "fight it". And this is what you get then.

Drugs are the driving force behind Costa Rica’s highest homicide rates so far this year in the provinces of Limón and San José, according to sources when asked about a recent crime analysis published by the OIJ.

Homicides are up in many cantons around the country, with San José reporting 97 killings from Jan. 1 to July 31, a 22.8 percent increase in killings over the 79 reported during the same period last year. The spike in slayings was the largest in the country.

8 comments:

  1. A shame, Costa Rica has been the crown jewel of Central America, why did we have to corrupt it with anti-drug money?

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  2. Its the Merican way these days Pat and it sucks to see shit like this. The fact the banks are floating credit out to people who should not have it will be a giant negative as well real soon.

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  3. I'm reminded of the lyrics in a song by Joe South; 'Hey Redneck', when it comes to the Almighty Dollar screwing up other countries in the rest of the world.
    "I've done all I can do
    tryin' to get along with you.
    You're too much,
    everything you touch
    turns to somethin' else."

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  4. Fly -- found this info on Wikipedia. Our crimes rates are down even though the news acts like it is around every corner! Costa Rica's stats are alarming.

    Wikipedia -- "Crime rates have varied over time in the United States. American crime rates generally rose after World War II, and peaked between the 1970s and early 1990s. Since the early 1990s, crime has declined in the United States,[5] and current crime rates are approximately the same as those of the 1960s."
    ~~ barbara

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  5. Thanks Barbara. Check out the next post if you get a chance. I was alarmed and it fits right in.

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  6. My goodness! Are you still going back? Terry says we are taking a small trip to Yuma this winter.

    Linda
    http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com
    http://deltacountyhistoricalsociety.wordpress.com

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    1. I understand many are headed for Yuma. For me I think there has to be headed for somewhere warmer at some level and longer than shorter.

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