Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook

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Note: Page locators in italics reference sidebars in the text.
ACTUAR, 341–342
Agriculture
chácaras (family farms), 37, 43–44, 45
colonial era, 31, 36–37
deforestation and, 14–15, 102, 133, 188–189
environment and, 136–137
exported, 131–137
health effects of, 135–136
land in production, 135–136
landholding and, 43, 46, 48
llanuras and, 10
national parks and, 192–193
National Production Council (CNP), 98–99, 122–123
nontraditional products, 133–135
organic, 136–137
profits in, 135
small farmers, 133–134, 135
United States and, 161–162
See also Banana industry; Cattle industry; Coffee industry
Alajuela, 303
Alliance for Progress, 214
Amighetti, Franciso, 282
Amistad region, 190–191
Arenal volcano, 7 (photo), 8, 304. See also Volcanoes
Arias Sánchez, Óscar
described, 304
education and, 173
2006 elections, 202, 218–219
Nobel Peace Prize winner, 138, 214
trade referendum, 160, 219–221
U.S. aid and, 120
Arts
Bocaracá group, 284–285
colonial, 275–276
crafts, 259
dance, 276
European influence, 276, 279–281
festivals for, 285
folk, 260, 276, 277–279
folklore, 261, 278
Grupo Ocho, 284
indigenous, 275
literature, 282–284
nationalistic, 281–284
oxcarts, 277–279
Repertorio Americano, 283, 284
social commentary, 283–285
theater, 276, 279, 280 (photo), 285
visual, 284–285
See also Culture; Music
Associación ANAI, 337–338
Association of Residents of Costa Rica, 333–334
Autonomous institutions
constitution of 1949, 200–201
described, 97–110, 204–207
neoliberal policies, 153, 154, 159
PLN and, 98
for women, 233

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Costa Rica: A Global Studies Handbook
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Series Editor’s Foreword ix
  • Preface xiii
  • Acknowledgments xvii
  • Maps xix
  • Part One - Narrative Section 1
  • Chapter One - Geography and History 3
  • Chapter Two - The Costa Rican Economy 93
  • Chapter Three - Politics and Institutions 169
  • Chapter Four - Society and Culture 227
  • Part Two - Reference Section 293
  • Key Events in Costa Rican History 295
  • Significant People, Institutions, Places, and Events 303
  • Costa Rican Language, Food, and Etiquette 321
  • Costa Rica–Related Organizations 333
  • Annotated Bibliography of Recommended Works on Costa Rica 345
  • Index 355
  • About the Authors 367
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