Costa Rica

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Location Central America
Type nation state
An armyless country between Nicaragua and Panama

In 1949, after a brief but bloody civil war, Costa Rica became the first state to abolish its army. Its southern neighbour, Panama abolished its army in 1990.


In 1990, John Floyd Hull was charged with murder in Costa Rica in connection with drug trafficking.