|Member of||Organisation of American States, UN|
|An armyless country between Nicaragua and Panama|
Costa Rica is a nation state in Central America 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.
In 2021, Costa Rica, lead by Carlos Alvarado Quesada, a WEF young global leader, became the first country in the world to make COVID-vaccination mandatory for children under-12.
The order was rescinded in 2022, when the new President of Costa Rica, Rodrigo Chaves confirmed that the jab against covid-19 will not be mandatory in Costa Rica. In May, Chaves dropped his country’s mask mandate and the requirement that public employees get injected. The announcement came after almost 93% of Costa Ricans had their first dose, 87% had a second, 51% a third and 10% a fourth dose.
|University of Costa Rica||26 August 1940||University in the Republic of Costa Rica, in Central America|
Citizens of Costa Rica on Wikispooks
|José María Figueres Olsen||24 December 1954||Son of another President of Costa Rica, this one was a Global Leader for Tomorrow in 1995|
|Carlos Alvarado Quesada||14 January 1980||The President of Costa Rica since 2018; graduate of WEF/Young Global Leaders 2019|