Costa Rica - Costa Rica Costa Rica (Rich Coast in Spanish)...

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Costa Rica Costa Rica (Rich Coast in Spanish) is a country of Central America. Due to its position in the isthmus, it was never really appreciated in its time. There weren’t many locals when the Spaniards came to colonize, because of its location right between the Mezoamerican culture and the Andean culture. The few locals died swiftly of the diseases carried by the settlers (the only ones who survived were little tribes like the Bribri and the Boruca, which still survive today); that meant there just wasn’t any people who could be ‘invited’ to do forced labor, so they had to do it themselves. As a result, the society grew much more uniformly than in the neighboring countries. Costa Rica at that time was part of the Captaincy General of Guatemala, but it was too far from its capital. This, along with the prohibition of commercializing with Panama (then part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada), turned the country into one of the poorest of the region. After the Mexican War of Independence, Costa Rica (along with all the other countries of Central
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