COSTA RICA: Happy Land

Many foreigners confuse Costa Rica with Puerto Rico. This does not bother the Costa Ricans so much as the more common failure to distinguish between their peaceful republic and the rest of Central America—which last week continued to tremble with political earthquake shocks. Costa Rica, they insist, is a very different cornucopia of good things.

One informed observer in emphatic agreement with them is Dr. John Biesanz, 31, who went to green Costa Rica on an exchange professorship from Winona State Teachers College in Minnesota. For 16 months he and his wife, Mavis, gathered facts and polled opinion, crisscross and endways....

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