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Costa Rica
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    (September 15, 1821- )
    Gained independence from Spain
    Located between Nicaragua and Panama
    Population is slightly larger than Los Angeles
    Christopher Columbus landed at Costa Rica on his fourth and last voyage (September 18, 1502)
    U.S. financier, Robert Vesco, was given harbor after swindling millions out of Americans.
    The people suffer earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and active volcanoes.
    Students protested when Alcoa built a plant there.
    Although unemployment is low, many settle for jobs below their abilities.
    The people shut down their railways in June 1995, due to lack of money.
    Cocaine and heroin from South America travel through Costa Rica.
    They are hospitable to foreigners who have independent incomes and move there.
    They have accepted neighboring refugees during civil wars.
    They export Bananas and Coffee.
    It is the home of the cenizo tree, a tall tree that fig vines grow and eventually strange the tree.
    Their economy is based on coffee, bananas and tourism.
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 69 Votes: 2.90% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 68 Votes: 42.65% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 28 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 15 Votes: 46.67% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 8 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 6 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 17 Votes: 5.88% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 63 Votes: 52.38% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 94 Votes: 62.77% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 108 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 18 Votes: 38.89% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 58 Votes: 62.07% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 30 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 30 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 78 Votes: 47.44% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 142 Votes: 45.77% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 244 Votes: 45.08% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 326 Votes: 48.47% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 512 Votes: 46.68% Annoying
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