RTAmerica | July 08, 2010
Costa Rica has allowed 46 US warships and 7,000 Marines to enter the country despite objection by the opposition parties, which describe the move as “illegal.” The decision grants US troops permission to stay in Costa Rica from July 1 to December 31 to fight drug trafficking.
US military: Mercenaries for hire
Costa Rica to Allow US To Send Troops
July 06, 2010
Costa Rica has granted the U.S. military a six-month window to bring 7,000 Marines, five planes and 46 warships into its territory to help stem the flow of drugs northward.
Costa Rica’s Love-Hate Relationship With Heavy US Military Footprint
By Russ Wellen
July 8, 2010
The Costa Rican Congress recently voted to open its country to 46 U.S. warships (with their attendant helicopters and planes) and 7,000 U.S. Marines from July through the end of the year. The U.S. military’s stated mission is to interdict drug dealers and arm merchants, as well as expedite humanitarian missions.
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It’s not about drugs.
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I agree with Vera, take care of the US drug problem first.
I heard that the US government gave Costa Rica 2 million dollars, how come this is not reported in the news. No wonder we are in a recession.
Giving $2 million to Costa Rica doesn’t make the US go into a recession (depression).
Costa Rica is just hopping distance away from Venzuela, geographically. Mmmmmm.
Thanks for commenting, Felicity. It definitely makes one wonder.
If the US is so worried about drugs, it should start by cleaning up its own backyard. Costa Rica will come to regret this.