COSTA RICA: Vaccinated & Feeling Fine

In San José last week, Costa Ricans once again could boast that their country's schoolmasters outnumber their soldiers. This happy state of affairs had been accomplished by the simple method of abolishing the army.

And why not? The revolution of 1948 was long past; the 18 months of junta-bossed reconstruction were over. Under Otilio Ulate, who was installed last November in the presidency to which he was elected just before the 1948 uprising, the little (pop. 813,000) Central American republic was fast winning back its old reputation for peace and progress.

Ulate resumed the presidential custom of walking to the San José...

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