Colombia’s peace process may be giving rise to violence in Costa Rica

Americas Now

Costa Rica has been one of the safest and most stable democracies in Latin America since the late 1940s, the year it abolished its army. But recent events are threatening the country’s secure reputation.

A wave of violence has been unleashed on the Central American nation, since the neighboring Colombian government achieved its historic peace deal with the FARC. As the rebel group has gradually been laying down its arms, there have been questions about where those arms are actually going, and concern is mounting they are being smuggled into Costa Rica.

Correspondent Harris Whitbeck reports from San Jose.

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