Cold War In Latin America

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Costa Rica is a small Central America nation bordered by Nicaragua, Panamá, the Caribbean Sea, and the Pacific Ocean. The country is known for eco-tourism and its reputation as a democratic nation which avoided the periods of violence, corruption, and dictatorship throughout the Cold War. Much of the scholarship that focuses on the Cold War in Latin America often refers to Costa Rica as one of the few exceptions to the long-standing periods of violence, institutional corruption, and dictatorships. However, Costa Rica was not always a passive nation, and it did fall to a period of violence as leader of the opposition party, José Figueres, fought alongside the Social Democrats and the Caribbean Legion against the National Republic Party which

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